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DIARY AND 
CONSULTATION BOOK 

OF I7II 



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DIARY AND 

CONSULTATION BOOK 

OF 1711 



MADEAS 
PRINTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, GOVERNMENT PRESS 



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PREFATORY NOTE 



This volume contains the Proceedings of the President and Council of Fort St. 
George for the year 1711, comprised in the forty-second volume of the Series " Diary 
and Consultation Books." As the original manuscript volume in this office runs up 
only to a few lines of the Diary and Consultation for November 9, the India Office 
had the kindness to supply typescripts for the gap, November 9 to December 20. 

The manuscript volume has been mended and is in a fair state of preservation. 

Egmore, A. V. VENKATARAMA AYYAR, 

loth October 1929. Curator, Madras Record Office. 



RECORDS OF FORT ST. GEORGE 



DIABY AND CONSULTATION BOOK 



1711 

(VOLUME No. 42.) 
\_Frovi January 4 to November 9.] 

-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1710-11. 



The Consultation 8c Dyary Book of William Fraser Esq. Governs 8c 
Presid* &c a . Council their proceedings and Transactions in the 
Affairs of the Rt. Hon 1 ' le . United Company of Merchants of 
England Tradeing to the East Indies in the Presidency of the 
Coast of Choromandell &c a . Begun 4 th Jan r *. 1710. 

Receiv'd a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council at Port S'. David 4 Ta 
dated ty mo . inst*. 

At a Consultation 

Present 

William Phaser Esq". Govkrn e . & Presid t . Satturday 

Edm d : Mountague. William Martin. 6 th 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

Agreed and Order'd that One Thousand five hundred Pagodas be advancd 
M r Thomas Frederick Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

William Praser Esq r . President reads his acco*. of the R'. Hon ble Corap as . Cash 
for last month ball . Pag 9 . 3769: 16: 1, and also as Mintmaster reads that acco*. for 
said month and pays into Cash acco 4 . Coynage Gold Pag 3 . 15:12: — 

Cap*. Phrip delivers in a paper relating to his time of staying in India will 
expire the 31 inst', said paper is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

The President now produces seald the Secret Committees orders for the Hon bl \ 
Companys homeward bound shipping. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council- at Port S'. David dated the 
1 st inst'. rec a . the 4 th now read, that their Merchants have brought in f of their 
Investment. 

Mess™. Martin, Raworth & Frederick deliver in their report of damagd Broad 

cloth come ^ last shipping amo' 8 to £317 : 3 : 4 ^ & is Pag 8 . 704 : 29 : 2. 

Orderd that copys of said acco*. be sent home in the Packet. 

M r . Jennings for M r . Harrison requests that his salary might be paid him to the 
time of his laying down the service. Agreed that it be paid him Vizt. to the time of 
his delivering up his Commission, which was on the 27 th October last at £100 ^ 
ann~, and from that'time to his laying down the service at £40 ^ann~, and that the 
Accomptant doe make up the same accordingly. 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1710-11- 



Generall letter to the Hon ble . Court of Directors read and approvd to Parag~. 31 th 
inolusive. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
Rob t . Kaworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulklev. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

To the Hon ble . William Fraser Esq". 

Govern*. &c a Council. 
Hon ble S\ &c\ 

There being a clause in my Charterparty which obliges me to give you notice 
some time befoie it's expiration, doe accordingly acquaint you that the time limitted 
for the ship Frederick's stay in India is out on the 81 st inst*. and make no doubt but 
by that time you will dispatch for England. 



Fort S t . George 
W°'. Jan et 1710 



Yo r . Hon rB . &c a . most Obed'. hum ble . Serv*. 
Richard Phrip. 



Rec a . the following Generall letters Viz*. 

From Cap*. Samuel Goodman at Gallee dat d . y e . 25 th Nov r . last. 
From the Cheif & Council at Anjengo dat d y e 9 th past month. 



At a Consultation Extraordinary 
Present 



Monday 

AT 7 
A CLOCK. 



William Fraser Esq 1 
Edm b . Mountagub. 
Robert Raworth. 
Eichard Hunt. 

William Jennings. 



. Govern". & Presid t 
William Martin. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Edward Bulklev. 
William Warre. 



" The President having private advices that a small vessell was arrivd at Pondi- 
chery with Danes colours from Bengali, that at the time when he came thence they 
see a small vessell with English colours supposd to be one of the Companys vessells 
cruizing to look out for the French ships expected there, and that some of their 
people having been on board the English vessell it was there declard to them that 
they had seen four ships in the offing and being in that track suppos'd them to be the 
French, it is further added that said ships are in their way to touch at S l . Thoma for 
advices because there goes a report that nine Dutch ships are designd to intercept 
and attack them, in their way [to] Pondichery, which we are more apt to beleive 
because the three expect'd ships of the Companys and severall Country ones are 
detaind so late that we may reasonably beleive is occasiond by the French ships 
[being] there, which we are the more confirmd in by letters rec d from Cap'. Raym[ond] 
to the President and severall others by a Sea Conveyance dated the 9 th Decemb r 
wherein he says that he waits nothing but to have certain advices of the French ships 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



——FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1710-11 

that are daily expected there, The ship Frederick now in this road being near loaden , 
and Cap 4 . Phrip being [sent] for and acquainted, with the said private advices, and to 
concert [w th ] what may be the best ways and means to secure the ship and Companys 
estate on board in case the aforesaid advices be true, and the French should attempt 
the taking her out of this Eoad. 

Upon the whole the following resolutions were taken and order given (Cap* Phrip 
being present) that he keep a good look out att Topmast head, that on the sight of 
one single ship he putt abroad usuall colours, but upon the appearance of two or more 
that he [fly his pennant at Pore-top] mast head, that he keep his decks clear [one 
line lost] attempt in night that the Frederick fire a shott athwart their forefoot of 
which il the enemy take no notice, then to fire as fast as they can to alarm the Garrison, 
that the Commander doe bring his ship as near the shore as possibly he can with 
safety, that he may receive all the assistance we can give him from the Fort. 

The Cheif Gunner being sent for is orderd to draw all the guns upon the severall 
batterys that faee the sea and load them with Europe powder [&c a ] that they be 
kept shotted untill our further order. 

The Captain of the Guard being now sent for is orderd to keep a good look out 
morning and evening from the Flagg staff, that he keep all the free guard Soldiers 
within the English Town, and that he draw out forty men under the Command of an 
Ensign to be sent aboard the Frederick for her better Security in case of the worst. 

"Will : Feasee, 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Maetin. 
Rob t . Rawoeth. 
Tho : Feedeeick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulk-ley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Waeee. 



The following orders were signd by the Govern". & Council. 
To Cap t . Richaed Pheip 

[CojMMAND e . OF THE FEEDEEICK. 

It now being about the time that the four French ships are expected to return 
to Pondichery, and by the private advices we, have receivd of which vou was 
acquainted last night, we have cause to beleive they may look into this road' in their 
way as they pass and by the thinness of the road and the [a few words lost] may thereby 
be encouragd to attempt [one line lost] preservation of both ship and Cargoe, you are 
hereby orderd to putt yo r ship in the best posture of defence you can, and gett her 
as near the shore as possibly you can with safety to be under the protection of our 
gunns and for the better Security of the ship and Companyes estate we have 
[ordered] on board you an Ensign and forty Soldiers & Date this in Fort S\ George 
this 9 th day of Jan ry . 1710. 

William Fraser. 
Edmund Mountague. 
William Maetin. 
Robeet Rawoeth. 
Thomas Feedeeick. 
Richaed Hunt. 
Epwaed Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
"William Waeee. 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1710-11 

To Ensign Dutton. 

You are hereby commanded to goe on board ship Frederick with forty Soldiers 
well equipd and follow Cap'. Phrips orders or the Cheif commanding Officer's oil 
board in defence of his ship if occasion requires Fort S*. George, 9 th Jan ry . 1710. 

William Fkasee. 

Edm d : Mountague. 

William Martin. 

Robkrt Eawokth. 

Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bumcley. 

William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

10 TK Dispatehd a Generall letter to the Cheif & Council at Anjengo dated yesterday 

and under cover thereof a Generall letter to the Generall & Council at Bombay, as 
also one to the Gentlemen at Surat both dated the 6 th past month. 

12 Receivd a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern'. & Council at Fort S'. David 

dated the 9 th in6t'. accompanyd with their Diarys & Consultations a[nd] books & 
papers to be sent the Hon ble . Comp a . by ship Frederick. 



15 T 



Ax a Consultation 
Present 
William Fraser Esq. Gov e . & President. 
Monday Edm d • Mountague. William Martin. 

EoBERT Ka WORTH. THOMAS FREDERICK. 

Bicbard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M r . William Martin Warehousekeeper reads that account for last month. 

M r . Edward Bulkley Storekeeper reads that account for last month. 

M r . Thomas Frederick Paymaster reads that account for last month Vizt. 

Charges Garrison 

Charges Dyet & Allowances 

Dyet and stores laid in .... . . . 

Charges Generall 

Fortifications & Repairs 

Charges Cattle 

Charges Extraordinary 

House moveables 

Brass Ordinance 

Priaman Settlement 

Vizagapatam Factory . . 

Pag 8 . 2985 



H . 1510: 


23 


289 


6 


258: 


29 


520 


12 


202: 


3 


135: 


1 


43- 


3 


16: 


— 


4: 


12 


4: 


16 


1: 


9 



Orderd that One Thousand Pagodas be advancd him to defray Charges 
Garrison. 

M r . Robert Raworth Sea Customer reads that Acco*. for the last month Vizt. 



Custom on goods imported and exported . . . . Pag s . 640 

Ditto on grain . . , , . . . . . . . . 48 

Anchorage 3 



35: 28 
5- 24 



Pag s . 692 : 4 : 52 



and pays into Cash on that acco'- five hundred Pagodas. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1710-11- 



M r Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas 
on account of what due on a former ballance. 

Cap'. Phrip produces an acco*. of what sold belonging to M r . Rich d . Skingle 
and tenders the ballance of said account beiug Pag s . 280 : 18 : which he is orderd 
to pay the Warehousekeeper. 

Orderd that the Town Conicoplys money be paid for six months ending alt . 
October last being fifty Pagouas. 

Erlepa &c a Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash fire hundred eighty three 
Pagodas 12 la on that account. 

M T . Martin Warehousekeeper produces a list of what Europe goods are wanted 
for the use of this Garrison, and what vendible here which is approvd of. 

M r . Bulkley Storekeeper produces a list of what stores wanting for the use of the 
Garrison and also what vendible here, which is approv'd off. 

M r . Richard Chadsley Surgeon produces a list of what medicines are wanting for 
the use of the Garrison which is approvd of, all which are orderd to be sent home in 
the packet as the Hon 1 le . Comp a . direct. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . &c a Council at Fort S\ David dat'd the 
9 th rec d . the 12' h inst'. read, the purport whereof is that they have Six hundred bales 
embaled, and the Merchants being very pressing for money they have drawn two bills 
of Exchange on us for Ten Thousand Pag s . Agreed the same be accepted when 
presented, and paid when due, and [we] being low in Cash it's also agreed that 
eight chests of silver be sold. 

Generall letter from the Cheif & Council at Anjengo dated the 10 th ult°. rec d . Hie 
7 th . inst*. read, advising they have heard nothing more relating to the loss of the 
Phoenix since [theirs] to us of the 25 th . N"ovemb r . last. 

Generall letter from Cap'. Goodman at Gallee dated the 25 th . Novemb r . rec d . the 
7 th . inst' read, advising the Phoenix to have touchd there and departed thence the 2 d 
of that month. 

The Warehousekeep 1 '. acquainting us that the Painters have finished and brought 
in ten corge of Chints aud they wanting money to carry [on] the rest of their work, 
agreed that Three hundred Pagodas be advanc'd them. 

The "Washers now appearing and demanding money Orderd that the Warehouse- 
keep 1, . doe draw up and state their Aeco ts . in order to pay [y m ] what shall appear to 
be due. 

The Warehousekeep 1 '. reports there is wanting in the Lead rec d . & [Ship] 
Frederick Cft 2 : 19 md : 9 lb : th6 there is the exact number in slabbs as mentiond in 
the bill of Loading arid the Captain being sent for declard y* there was no other lead 
in the ship, wherefore we can't charge him w th [ . . . ] 

The salt provisions formerly wrote for to Bengali to be provided there as 
beleiving it might be cheaper done then with us and they having sent us by the 
Hallifax the quantity of 39| Leag rs . amo*. to Rup 3 . 4630 : — notwithstanding all the 
care used here to preserve it with new pickle yet nothing would doe which we 
attribute to the carelessness of the person that was employd to provide it. 

Generall letter to the Hon ble . Court of Directors from Para 31 to Para 60 
inclusive read and approved. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
# W. Martin. 

Rob\ Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich" Hunt. 
Edw d . Bdlklev. 
W M Jennings. 
William Warre. 
1711—2 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1710-11 

The following note was sent by the Govern 1 , to the Gentlemen of Council. 
To the Gentlemen of Council 

grs 

The two bills of Exchange from Tort S' David for Ten Thousand Pagodas was 
presented me last night, and not being in Cash to pay them its my opinion that the 
Warehousekeep^. sell the eight chests of Silver as agreed on yesterday for the most 
he can gett. 

William Phaser. 

Edmudn Mouni-ague. 
Port S t George William Martin. 

Jan et . 16 th 1710/1. Eobert Eaworth. 

Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 

William Warre. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Wednes- William Praser Esq. Gov k . & Presid t . 

DAY EDM D . MotTNTAGUE. WlLLIAM MaRTIN. 

1 Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M r . Hunt Land Customer reads that acco 4 . for last month Viz' 

Choultry Custom Pag 8 . 154 : 24 : 50 

Rubye Brokers 86 : 16 : 65 

Registering Slaves . . . . . . . . . . 1 : 20 : - 



Pag s . 242 : 25 : 35 . 



M r . Scattergood this day appeard before us and offerd to take up the Susannah 
for China, and likewise offers 16| for all the Companys Silver as may suit with our 
conveniency to spare, which is deferrd to further consideration. 

The President produces a paper under Cap'. Phrips hand signifying that his 
ship was full, which is as Enterd after this Consultation, and the Captain beiug now 
sent for to assist us with his best advice his ship being full as aforesaid of what may 
be the most probable ways and means to prevent his falling into the enemys hands the 
four Prench ships being not yet arrivd at Pondiehery tbo daily expected and was 
the only reason that we have detaind her so long untill we could be certain where 
the s d . Ships might be, being able to have filld her up sooner, and to dispatch her 
now we should stumble upon the same error we endeavourd to have avoided, upon 
the whole its agreed to detain her some days longer untill we have the expected 
advices which likewise is the opinion of the Captain himself. 

The Trustees of the late President, Addison, deliver in an acco'. of what sold of 
two chests of Corrall &c a . that came out ^ fhis years shipping, as does likewise 
M 1 . Moubert of what Corrall &c a . he brought out with him consignd to himself, the 
said acco ts . are orderd to be sent home in the packet. 

M r . Edward Jones delivers in a petition being his appeal from a judgement 
given against him in the Mayors Court, the consideration of which is deferrd untill 
another time. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1710-11 

Generall letter to the Hon ble . Court of Directors from the 60 th . to the 70 tb . 
paragraph inclusive read and approvd. 

"Will : Fraser. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
Rob 1 . Paworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Eich d . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

To the Hon ble . William Eraser Esa E 
Govern* &c a . Council of Eort S r . George. 

Being orderd by- yo r . Hon r &c a . when my ship was full not to make the usuall 
signals but to acquaint you of it in writing, this ig to satisfye you that the ship is full 
and not able to take in any more goods and am ready to sail whenever you shall 
please to give me my dispatch I am 

Eort S T . George Yo r . Hon rs . &c a . most Obed'. humble Serv ts . 

Jan ey . 16 th . 1710 Bichard Phrip. 

Bec d the following Generall letters Vizt. 17 

From the Govern 1 . & Council at Negapatam dated 24 th . inst*. S.N". 
From Cap' Goodman at Galiee dated the 20 th past. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Govern 1 '. & Council at Negapatam of this davs 18 

date. 

Beo d . a letter from the Cheif & Council of Pullicat dated the 30 th . inst' S.N. 19 

Bec d . ty M r Horden a Generall letter from the Cheif & Council at Vizaga- 
patam dated 28 th Decemb r . last. 

Ketch Raworth Cap* Simpon arrivd from Acheen. 

At noon this day appeard in sight two large ships to the N°ward and about 20 th 
nine at night came on shore on a Cattamaran M r . [Hil]debrand Allingtou Supra 
Cargoe of the Ketoh Diana belonging to this place, who advises the ships to be 
French, that he was unfortunately taken upon the Coast of Pegue by the Comodant 
that they mett the other ship now in Company with them off Point Palmeras, and 
that the other two were gone for the Streights of Malacca, but that they expected to 
meet them at Pondichery they being oblig'd to return from thence by such a limitted 
time which is expird, having putt off the said M r Allington at his request they 
proceeded on their way to Pondichery without shewing any colours. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Cheif & Council of Pullicat of this days date. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esq". Gov E . & Presid t . 

Edm d : Mountague. William Martin. Mondaf 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 22 d 

Pichard Hunt. Edward Bulklev. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M r . Skingle desiring to know how his accol stood with the Company and offers 
to draw bills on his Correspondents for what shall appear to remain* due which 
a ceo. as stated and drawn up by M r Harrison for what goods of his were' sold at 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1710-11 

York Port and other payments made there, as likewise M r . Martin Warehouse- 
keeper's acco'. of what sold of said M 1 '. Skingles her[e] including what rec d . 
of Cap'. Phrip for the amount of what sold by him at Batavia, which acco'. being 
now produed to M r Skingle and the ballance appearing to remain due is 
576 Pags - 9 ta - : 13 ca ' and he making no objection to the same, upon the whole 
'tis agreed we gratify his request and accept his bills. 

M 1 ' Skingle likewise requests that his salary may be paid him from the 25 th 
March to the time he was suspended which was on the 23 cl May last which is agreed 
to at £100 ^ arm. and the same orderd to be brought to the credit of his acco". 

M 1 ' William Martin Warehousekeeper pays into Cash Ten Thousand Pagodas 
acco'. Silver sold. 

Oenerall letter from the Cheif & Council at Yizagapat™. dated 28 th Decemb 1 '. 
rec d . the 19 th inst'. ^ M 1 ' Horden being now read, and the purport is that Puekerla 
Cawne having well nigh accomodated all matters betwixt himself and the Rajahs^ 
was intended to return to them nnd renew the seige with a much greater force than 
ever, and that they were in want of every thing except rice, and desird our orders 
with a speedy supply, they likewise advise to have drawn a bill of Exchange on us 
for Pag s . 609 : 33 payable to M 1 '. Alex dr . Bennett which is agreed to be paid. 

The consideration of the approaching troubles at Vizagapat'". being now taken 
into debate & M r Horden being sent for, to whom their General! letter referrs to 
for a further information of their wants and being askd to give us an acco'. of what 
they stood most in need of for their present supply, gave answer as aforesaid that 
they want every thing except rice, he was therefore orderd in concert with the 
Gunner to draw out a list of the quantitys of all the stores and ammunition they 
wanted, which being done and produed to us, is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

The Steward being sent for is orderd to kill and salt up twenty hoggs that are 
now upon the Island, and to buy up fifty more for a further supply, and also to 
provide two casks of salted seer fish and two half Leagers of Batavia Arrack. 

The Captain of the Guard being likewise sent for was order'd to draw out 
thirty men under the command of an Ensign, in order to be sent thither. 

The Accomptant does now produce the Journall pareells for the months of July, 
August, September, October, Novemb 1 '. & Decemb 1 . last. 

Generall letter from Cap'. Goodman at Gallee dated the 20 th ult°. rec d . the 17^ 
inst'. now read. 

Will. Fraser. 

EDM D . MoUNTAGCE. 

W. Martin. 
Rob 1 . Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Bich d Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Port S t George Jan". 22 D : 17 10 



A List of Stores &c a wanting in Yizagapatam 

A larger Mortar with bombs &c a . 

12 large guns. 

1 2 small d°. 

20 Candy of Gunpowder Country. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1710-11 

JO Barrile of Ditto Europe. 
2 Candy of Bulletts. 
1000 Iron Shott of Sundry Sorts. 
6 Candy of Country match. 
300 fixd Granadoes. 
6000 flints. 

60 spare muskets with bayonets. 
10 pair of pistolls. 
4 guns with feild carriages. 
Ladles and worms. 

1 sheet of Lead. 

2 Candv of Partridge shott. 
2000 Crows feet. 

100 Handspikes. i Lanthorns. 

Steel bitts and drifts. 2 Pole axes. 

10 Candy of Lead. Europe Tar 1 bar 1 . 

Primeing irons. 12 Iron Mamoodys. 
A Gunner. 2 Candy of English iron. 

An Armourer. 6 Carbines. 

2 Smiths. 12 Cutlasses. 
Soldiers. 2 Grindstones. 

Provisions of all sorts. 2 Drums. 

Errors Excepted. 
*$• Rich". Hoeden. 

Eeceivd the following Generall letters Vizt. 23 d 

Prom the Cheif & Council of Pullicat dated 2 d Feb 1 *. N.S. 

From M r Noden at Metchlepatam dated 5 th inst fc . 

From Ditto dated 6 th inst'. 

From M r . Faucet at Maddapollam dated ^ mo . inst'. 

Ship S\ Austin Autum beeg Noquedah arrivd from Ganjam. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to M r . Noden at Metchlepat™. of this days date. 

[Sloop] Christian belonging to the Danes arrivd from Benga[ll]. 

Ships Vinkatasheron belonging to Cornapa Chitty arrivd from Ganjam. 24 T 

Ship Yinkettee Latchmee belonging to Kittee Narran arrivd from Bengali. 25 1 

The Council being now mett to sign the Generall letter, and having just now 26 T 
rec a . advices that the four French ships are arrivd at Pondichery, it's therefore 
agreed that we dispatch the Frederick to morrow morning. 

Last night Gabriel Roberts Esq r . Jeremiah Harrison Esq r , and the Commander 28 T 
went off on board ship Frederick, who saild early this morning for England. 

Ship Bamanaidum Cojah Hallee Noquedah arrivd from Tenasseree. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Dep ty . Govern'. & Council at Fort S' David ULT 
of this days date. 

Ship Des Bouverie Cap 4 . Hugh Raymond Command ~. arriv'd from Bengali by FebET ^ 
•whom rec d . the following Generall letters. 

From the President & Council dated 17 th past month. 

From Mess™. Hedges & Russell 2 letters both dated the 21 8t d°. 

1711-3 



10 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JANUARY 1710-11- 



The following order was signd by the Govern r . & Council. 
To the Gentlemen of Council. 

The Des Bouverie being arrivd in the Eoad, its therefore agreed and Orderd 
that the Warehousekeeper doe imediately send off boats and unload what Packing 
Stuff &c\ on her fo[r] this place. 

William Fraser. 

Edmund Mountague. 
Fort S r . Geokge William Martin. 

f M0 ' Feb" 11 17™ Kobert Raworth. 

11 Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

Ship Sherborne Cap'. Henry Cornwall Command', arrivd from Bengali. 



At a Consultation 

Fryday Present 

William Fraser Esq e . Gov\ & Presid t . 
Edmund Mountague. Will m . Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Tho 8 . Frederick. 

RichabdHunt. Edw ard Bulkley , 

William Jennings. Will m . Warre. • 

Orderd that One Thousand five hundred Pagodas be Advancd M. r Thomas 
Frederick Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

M r . Robert Raworth Sea Customer reads the acco fc . of Town Conicoplys duty and 
pays into Cash Six hundred Pagodas on that acco*. 

The President reads his acco*, of the R\ Hon. ble Comp as . Cash for last month 
ballance remaining Pag s . 1748: 35 : 1. 

The President pays into Cash One hundred & four Pag 8 , being for permission of 
passage of Mess 1 ' 8 . Roberts, Harrison Faunce & Cobb on ship Frederick. 

Generall letters from the President & Council in Bengali dated the 17 th ult°. 
rec d the l Bt inst 4 . <& ships J)es Bouverie & Sherborne now read advisiDg tbey 
might have dispatchd these ships to us much sooner, but were delay'd thrd the 
apprehensions of the French ships expected there, as two of them were but did not 
stay long, and proceeded thence along the Coast for Pondichery, and passd by this 
Road the 20 th ult°, they likewise advise that they had dispatchd the King William 
& Concord and that they would dispatch home the Europe & Susannah the latter 
end of that month. 

In the Packet by the Des Bouverie we rec d . a letter from Mess rs . Hedges & 
Russell who were sent down to dispatch the shipping dated the 21 st ult 0- advising 
that the Commander of the Sherborne had returnd severall goods that were sent 
down in order to be laden on board said ship, and invoicd [upon] to us, and 
they having askd the Command 1 ', the reason why he did not take on board his full 
Tonnage he gave them for answer it was occasiond by the carelessness of his Officers 
in the ill Stowage, and Cap'. Cornewall being now sent for and the said letter read to 



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him, gave us for answer that the goods were seut down in such a hurry, and they 
being in haste to dispatch him in Company with the Des Bouverie that he had not 
time to stow his ship to advantage, otherwise could have taken in fifty Tuns more, 
It is therefore orderd that the Gunner, Cap'. Jones, & Cap'. Hurst doe immediately 
goe off on board the said ship (before any thing ba unloaden) to view and examine 
the Stowage of her hold, and make their report to us in writing, and being returnd 
from on board doe deliver in the same which is as Enterd after this Consultation, the 
Commander is likewise orderd to send on shore all his Kentilage Lead on the terms 
agreed on between the Hon ble Comp a . & his Owners. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep r doe unload from on board ship Sherborne, all 
the Packing Stuff, stores, & Kentilage Lead, & compute the Tonnage, with the 2000 
bags of Saltpetre on board. 

M r . Martin Warehousekeep r . produces an acco'. with the Washers the ballance 
due to them is Pag 8 . 108 : 29 : 4 which is orderd to be paid them, and five hundred 
Pag 8 , be advancd them towards curing the E'. Hon bl ° Comp as . Cloth, they being very 
urgent for the same. 

M r . Martin Warehousekeeper pays into Cash Pour Thousand Pag s . acco' Silver 
sold, and also produces an acco'. of velvets, silks, and druggets, which begin to decay 
as Enterd after this Consultation, which are Orderd to be sold at publick Outcry. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep r . doe provide a hundred Garse of paddy for 
Stores for the Garrison. 

M r . Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash Five hundred Pagodas 
on that acco*. 

Orderd that the Paymaster doe muster ships Des Bouverie & Sherborn's men. 

Agreed and Orderd that all the goods Loaden on y e Bouverie in Bengali proper 
for Europe he continued on board her, and the Warehousekeep 1 '. is orderd so soon as 
he has unloaden all the packing Stuff, stores &c\ for this place that he doe then load 
on board what bales he has in the Godowns in such manner & sort as the Captain 
shall direct, and the Command 1 ', being now [s]ent fo[r] was ask'd what quantity of 
bales he thought might be sufficient to fill up his ship, to which he could give no 
certain answer, but beleivd it might be between 8 & 900 bales the Season being late 
and tearing we shall not gett such a quantity of goods so soon ready here, as to give 
him a timely dispatch, It's therefore agreed and orderd that we write to the Dep ty . 
Govern 1 '. & Council at Fort S*. David that they doe with all diligence and Secrecy 
send us up [three] or four hundred bales upon any good ship or vessell that may be 
at their Port, but to take speciall care that all the bales be mark'd with Gentue 
marks, and the English notes taken out of the bales aod sent us overland, which is 
necessary to be done at this time there being four ships of the common enemys now 
in Pondiehery road. 

Cap*. Raymond requests that what Saltpetre brought up [from] Bengali more 
than his Charterparty proportion, may be continued on board him to make him sail 
worthy, which, is granted and said request is as Enterd after this Consultation. 
The troubles of Vizagapatam being now assumd the following is resolv'd, 
That a ship now offering to be freighted for this expedition and we having 
brought the Owners to the lowest terms we can which is 100 Pag 8 . %> mensem and 
so pro rato for so long time as we shall have occasion to keep her in the Companys 
Service, the Owners being at all charges which is to commence from this day. 

Likewise that 10 Topasses be added to the former number agreed to be sent 
thither as also two of the Gunners mates, and that Ensign Dixon be appointed to 
command the Soldiers sent hence on this expedition. 

And for the quicker dispatch of this affair the whole matter is left to the 
President & the Paymaster. 



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Gruapa &e a . Arrack Farmers pays into Cash three hundred and sixteen Pag\ 
24 fa . on that acco*. 

Will : Fbaser. 
Edm d : Moontague. 
W. Martin. 
e. e a worth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Eich d Hunt. 
Edw d : Bllklev. 
"W u . Jennings. 
"William Warre. 

To the Hon b1e William Fraser Esq,*. 

President & Govern", of Fort S t . George &c a . Council. 

In Obedience to yo r . Hon™. &c a . orders we have been on board of ship Sher- 
borne and having surveyd her hold, wherein we found a quantity of Saltpetre,. 
Gunnys, & about 28 or 30 bales unstowd, with some of the ships Stores &e a . lumber, 
and 'tis our opinion that if she had been stowd as customary she would have taken 
in about 300 bales more. 

Fort 8 t - Geokge John Jones. 

Feb><*-2»- 17J2 William Hupst. 

11 Eobert Atkinson. 

Fort S T . George Feb ey . 2 d . J 7^ 
n 

A List of Goods that are damagd and begin to decay in thg 
Waeehouse. 
Velvett plain Vizt. 

Green . . . . . . . . . . . 7p s 

black 11 

Mew 8 

26 

China Silk Vizt. 

black 18p 8 

d°. flowerd lp 9 

plain sev )J . colours 12 

D°. flowerd 6 

37 

Druggetts p s . . . . 115 

Eirors Excepted. 

^ W. Martin, Warehousekeep r . 

To the Hon bl \ William Fraser Esii". 

Presid 1 . &c a Council for affairs of the 
E\ Hon ble United East India Co Mla . 
at Fort S l . George. 

Hon ble S\ &c\ 

Being doubtfull whether the Charterparty petre may be sufficient to make the 
Bouverie sail worthy, I therefore desire you'l give me leave that what Saltpetre is 
now on board, over and above the Charterparty proportion may be continued, I am 

Hon ble . S r . $c a . 
Fort S T . George, Yo r . most Obed 4 . hum ble Serv'. 

Feb st . 2 d 17- Hugh Eaymond. 

Dispatchd^a Generall letter to the Dep ty . Goveru r . & Council at Fort 8'. David of 
this days date. 



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Sloop Endeavour one Robinson Master saild for Bengali by whom sent a Generall 
letter to the Govern 1 '. & Council there dated yesterday. 

Receivd a Generall letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepat m . dated the 25 th past. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
William Phaser Esq,". Gov e . & Presid t . Wednes- 

EdMUND MgUNTAGUE. WlLLIAM MARTIN. DAY 7 la 

Robert Rawoeth. Thomas Frederick. 
Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

The Owners of the Recovery now appearing before us & representing that in case 
we should have no occasion to detain the said ship in the Service above a month or 
two that then they shall be great Sufferers thereby, being obligd to advance three 
[months] impress to all her people for this Expedition, It is therefore Ag[reed] that in 
case we should not keep the said ship so'long in the Service as to defray the real 
charge the Owners shall be at. that then we doe allow the same. 

The Govern 1 '. & the Paymaster to whom the whole matter for this present Ex- 
pedition to Yizagapatam, was referrd for the quicker Dispatch, doe now acquaint the 
Council that all things accordingly are loaded aboard, and the ship ready to be 
dispatchd to day which is agreed. 

William Praser Esq 1 '. Mintmaster reads that acco'. for last month. 

Generall letter from M 1 ' Noden dated the 25 th ulto. rec d . the 6 th instant now 
read. 

William Harris Writer requesting he might goe to Vizagapatam, which is granted, 
and he is Orderd to gett himself ready forthwith, to goe upon the ship Recovery. 

The Warehousekeeper acquainting the Board that all the bales in the Godowns 
will be shipd on board the Des Bouverie this day, and it being very uncertain what 
time we may have those bales from Port S' David as the winds hang now, and the 
Merchants being very dilatory in bringing in their Cloth, and rather than to keep the 
Des Bouverie upon so great Demorage, and it being so late in the Season, It's there- 
fore agreed that the Warehousekeeper with Mess vs .Mountague & Jennings doe enquire 
what goods are to be gott in Town of the Company's Sorts, and to be Sorted, by 
their Musters, the prizes to be agreed by the aforementiond Gentlemen. 

The Paymaster produces the Muster rolls of ships Des Bouverie & Sherbornes 
men, the former being 75, the latter 19. 

Will : Eraser. 
Edm d : Mountague. 
W : Martin. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W K . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

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The following note was sent by the Govern*, to the Gentlemen [of] Council. 
S rB . 

There being no prospect of getting bales enough here to [fill] up the Des 
Bouverie, it is my opinion that we write to the Dep ty . •Govern 1 '. & Council at Fort S'. 
David that they doe send us up all [the] bales possible. 

Feb** 8 th 17- William Fraser. 

11 Edmund Mountague. 

William Maetin. 
robert ra worth. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Richard Hunt. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Dispatchd a Generall letter to Fort S* David of this days date. 
Ship Recovery William Hurst Master saild for Yizagapatam, by M r . Horden who 
went on her Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Cheif & Council there dated yester- 
day. 
g Receivd a Generall letter from the Dep ty Govern 1 ". & Council of Fort S\ David 

dated the 7 th inst'. 

Ship Satisfaction Cap*. Hamilton Command 1 ', arrivd from Pegue. 
10 IH Sloop Greyhound Edward Rigby Mast r . arrivd from Pondichery. 

The following note was sent by the Govern 17 , to the Gentlemen of Council. 

S 18 . 

By the Generall letter from Fort S*. David of the 7 th Curr\[reced] last night 
wherein they advise there is little hopes of the rele[ase] of the unfortunate Captives, 
and therefore desire our leave for them to use their best endeavours to waylay and 
catch some of Serope Sings Cheif people, that are employd in collecting and gathering 
his Rents, which sometimes approach very nigh the Companys [bounds] it is my opinion 
as 1 beleive it may be all yours, to give and grant [such] a Liberty to tiie Dep ty 
Govern 1 ". & Council of Fort S 4 David as they [desire] it being but a just reprizall for 
the injuries & treacherys Serope Sing has done us. 



5 ev 10 th J7 



i£ William Fbaseb. 

11 Edmund Moontague. 

William Martin. 

Robert Rawokth. 

Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. 

Edwaed Bulkley. 

William Jennings. 

William Wakre. 



Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council at Fort S*. David 
of yesterdays date. 

Briggantine Necessity arrivd from Fort S 1 . David. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Cheif & Council of Pullicat of this date. 

Ship Hussein Mahomud Causim "Noquedah arrivd from Bengali. 



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The following note was sent by the Govern r . to the Gentlemen of Council. 

S™. 

There being bales arrivd from Port S'. David on the Comp as . Yatoh (as the Catta- 
maran fellow tells me, there being no English man on board to write a note) Agreed 
and Orderd that the Warehousekeep 1 '. doe forthwith send off boats and unload the 
same. 

William Frasek. 
t? ey ioth i7 10 Edmund Mountague. 

JEB ij f.'a William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. 

Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. 

EDWARD RuLKLEY. 

William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

Receivd a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council at Fort S\ David 
dated the 10 th inst c . 

The following note was sent by the Govern 1 , to the Gentlemen of Council. 
S rs . 

Here being a boat arrivd from Fort S*. David 120 bales [w c \] are all wet, 
having mett with rain in the way Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe 
send off boats to unload them that they may be opend and dryd. 
Fort St. Gkorge William Fraser, 

Feb" t 13 th : 17- Edmund Mountague. 

11 William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. 
Thomas Frederick. ' 
Richard Hunt. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Receivd a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council at Fort S\ David 13* 
dated the 11*. inst'. 

Receivd a Generall letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated y e [. . . 1 14 T 

Receivd a Generall letter from the Cheif & Council of Pullicat dated the 21 th . 
inst 4 . S.N. 

Sloop S 4 . Antonio Cojah Simon Noquedah arrivd from Achin. 



At a Consultation 

Present Thursday 

William Fraser Esq". Govern*. & President. 15tk 

Edmund Mountague. William Martin. 
Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulklei\ 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

Generall Letters from the Dep ty . Govern r . &c a . at Fort S'. David dated the 7 th : 
10 th : & 11 th inst'. now read, advising their having sent on the Briggantine Necessity 
245 bales of severall sorts, which are all safe arrivd in good Condition, the y likewise 
advise that they had laden on an open boat 12U bales which are arrivd us* but most 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1710-11 

of them [wett] having mett with rains in their passage hither, upon which the Ware- 
housekeeper was then Orderd to open and view the said bales and send so many of 
them to the Washers as should ^appear damagd and that he doe pay the Owners of 
said Briggantine the usuall freight. 

Generall Letter from M r . Noden at Metehlepatam dated the 4 th rec a . the 14 th . inst'. 
now read, advising bis having drawn a Bill of Exchange on us for Pag s . 68 payable 
to M r . Thomas Frederick w[hich] being now producd is orderd to be paid 
accordingly. 

Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council at Pullicat dated the [...] inst'. S.N". 
being in answer to ours sent them of the 12 th inst'. which advisd them of a Sloop 
belonging to their Company, that was taken by the French and sold by publick 
Outcry at Pondichery, and bought there by one M r . Rigby, which sloop we made a 
tender of at prime cost and other small incident charges for Stores, which they took 
very kind and desir'd our patience untill they write the Govern 1, . & Council at Nega- 
patam, and expect their Orders concerning the same. 

Petition of Anne Foquet & Elizabeth Browne against Cap'. Henry Cornewall 
Command 1 ', of the Sherborne now read, relating to a Contract of marriage between 
the said Cap'. Cornewall & Elizabeth Browne and Cap'. Cornewall being now sent 
for, to whom the said Petition was read, confess'd the Contract of marriage was true r 
but that other urgent necessitys prevaild so farr upon him as hinderd his performance 
of consummating the same, which said Petition is as Enterd after this Consultation, 
the further consideration of the whole matter is referr'd untill Monday next the 19 th . 
inst'. when both partys are order'd to attend. 

M r . Scattergood now appearing offers to buy the Companys Silver at 16-f if we 
will stay two months for the money, the consideration of which is deferrd untill next 
Consultation. 

Erlepa &c a . Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash Five hundred eighty-three 
Pag s . 12 fa - on that A ceo'. 

The Paymaster produces a plan of a Guard house convenient for the Soldiers 
&c a . to be built on the Redoubt at Egmore, which may likewise indifferently serve 
for a convenience for the sick Soldiers when arriv'd from England for the recovery of 
their health, it being a good air, which is Agreed to. 

M r . Hunt Land Customer reads that acco'. for last month Yiz'. 
Choultry Custom 
Rubye Brokers 
Registering Slaves 
Choultry fines 



and pays into Cash four hundred Pagodas on that acco*. 

Generall letter to the Hon ble : Court of Directors to Para 13 inclusive read and 
approvd. 

Will : Fbaser. 
Edm d : Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
Having already forejudgd M 1 ' 8 . Foquets & Cap*. Cornwalls""! 

buissneas in y e Mayors Court I cant give my opinion upon > R. Ba WORTH. 
it a second time. J 

Tho : Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw d : Bdlkley. 
W M . Jenklngs. 

WjLLIAM WaBBE. 



g s . 207 


32 


71 


17 


14 


77 


- 


24 


- 


20 


- 


- 


>g s . 245 


35 


68 



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To the Hon ble : William Fraser Esq". 
Govern", oe Port S t . George & to 
the Gentlemen oe the Council. 

The Petition of Anne Poquet & Elizabeth Browne doth humbly sett forth. 

The unworthy treatment your Petitioners have metfc with from Cap'. Henry 
Cornewall Command 1 , of the Sherborne, yo r . Hon r . is no stranger to this story, nor 
the rest of the Gentlemen at this Hon ble . Board, therefore shall be as breif in relating 
it as we can, In the year 1707, and before he went last for England Henry Cornewall 
aforesaid and your Petition 1 . Elizabeth Browne, did enter into a Contract of Marriage, 
and that in as solemn a manner as such Contracts usually are or can be done, for we 
plighted our Paith either to other in the most binding terms, and changd rings in the 
presence of competent witnesses, Anne Poquet, yo r . Petitioner, M r . James Wendey then 
one of the Ministers of this place, & M r . Bernard Benyon Merchant being present, and 
for the due performing of the aforesaid Contract, the said Henry Cornewall & Elizabeth 
Browne did enter into Articles in writing, aad did both of them sign and seal the same 
in the presence of the Bev 3 , M r James Wendey and M r . Bernard Benyon aforesaid, 
who hath been sworn in Court, and moreover the said Cap'. Henry Cornewall did bind 
himself in a bond of One Thousand Pounds Sterl. for the due performance of those 
Articles, and further to confirm us in the reallity of his intentions he made a Gift to 
your Petitioner Elizabeth Browne of what Estate he had in India, and left a will in 
her hands, wherein he bequeaths her his whole Estate, and makes her sole Executrix 
but notwithstanding all the vows, tyes, and obligations he had brought himself under, 
Cap*. Henry Cornewall in a short time after his arrivall in England marrys himself to 
another Woman, and after all this injurious and unfair dealing towards yo 1 '. Petition 11 , 
the said Henry Cornewall to prove himself the same man thr6 out, would have his 
bonds and obligations under his hand and Seal to goe for nothing, and to be of as 
little force and validity [as] his words and vows, we therefore yo r . Petition", 
humbly apply ourselves to yo r . Hon r . &c a . for redress, hoping you will oblige him to 
Q>ay] his bond for One Thousand Pounds, which he hath forfeited, a poor reparation 
for all the injustice he hath done us, There hath been a suit oommencd upon this 
Bond, for some time, depending in the Mayors Court, but deferrd to be brought to 
a judgement upon advice that Cap 1 . Henry Cornewall was desigud for this place 
presuming as may be suppos'd he would either comply with his bond, or offer such 
terms as would be accepted of, and the Bev a . Padre Lewis did before and since the 
arrivall of the Sherborne speak to yo r . Petition", to accomodate matters amicably 
with Cap'. Cornewall (if it might be done) and not drive things to Extremity, to 
which your Petition", did not seem averse, but instead of offering to come to an 
accomodation, Cap'. Henry Cornewall the second day after his arrivall sent a letter to 
yo r . Petition 1, : Elizabeth Browne, of which she cannot better, nor more modestly 
give you the Contents then by saying it was made up of all the ill nature and ill 
Language he is Master of, and after so much unworthy and base treatment as we 
have mett with from this man, for him to think at last to run us down, and to "carry 
his point by Calumny and Slander is so vile a thing, that no man who hath the least 
sense of honour, or the least grain of honesty would be guilty of, we shall not ba 
further troublesome to yo r . Hon r . &c a . but only beg leave to observe that if such prin- 
ciples, and such practices be connivd at, no mans honour, person, or estate can be any 
longer safe, we hope yo r . Hon r . &c a . will take these things into your serious Considera- 
tion, and doe us that justice which to your wisdom shall appear our due, the reason of 
our addressing yo 1 '. fion r . &c a . at this time is that M r . Mayor hath refus'd his warrant 
to arrest Cap' Cornewall in an action of One Thousand Pounds at the suit of yo r 
Petitioner Elizabeth Browne, and we as in Duty bound shall ever pray. 

Port S t . George, 
Feb". y\ 12" : 17g 

Sloop Greyhound saild for Port S'. David. 17* 

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FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1710-11 

At a Consultation 
Present 

Monday William Fraser Esa E : Gov" : & Preside 

19111 Edmund Mountague. William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M r . Bulkley Storekeeper reads that acco' for the month of Jan ry . 

M r . Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash One thousand Five 
Hundred Pagodas, in further part of the Ballance due on that acco*. 

The Muster of Ship Sherbornes Company on her arrivall from Bengali by the 
Paymasters report, amounting to no more than 19 men and boys, and the Command", 
then promising to make up his full Compliment, the Paymaster is orderd to goe on. 
board and make a second muster of said Ships Company, and Mess rs . Raworth & 
Jennings being willing to goe off, it's agreed they goe on board at the same time 
with the Paymaster, and report to us the number & condition of said ships Com- 
pany. 

M r . Bobert Raworth Sea Customer reads that acco'. for the last month Viz'. 
Custom 011 goods imported & exported . . . . . . Pag 8 . 1148 : 18 : 46 

Anchorage ' . . 8 : — : — 

Pag s 1156 : 18 : 46 

and pays into Cash Five hundred Pagodas on tbat Acco*. 

Generall letter for the Dep' y . Govern 1 . &c ft . Council at Fort S' David of this days 
date read, approvd, and signd. 

We being low in Cash, and being under a necessity of paying our Fort S'. 
David Merchants what due to them on their last Contract of 50000 Pag 3 , having beeu 
brought iu and finish'd some time agoe, and we haviug kept the Companys Silver 
being 32 chests till now to await an opportunity to dispose of the same to their best 
advantage, for which we were never offerd more than 16f- and it seeming probable 
that Silver may become rather cheaper thau dear[er] there being one Manilha ship 
arrivd at Fort S' David, and another daily expected, and M r . Scattergood now appear- 
ing before us for our answer to what he proposd last Consultation day relating to the 
Companys Silver, in which intervall of time, wee could not gett more than what he 
offerd, it is therefore unanimously agreed that we sell M r Scattergood the said 32 
chests of Silver at the rate of 16f 3j> 10 Pagodas, he paying ready money for the same. 

Pursuant to the order of last Consultation M rs . Foquet & her Daughter Elizabeth 
Browne as likewise Cap' Cornewall appear now before us, where after all partys 
were fully heard more especially Cap'. Cornewall being askd what he had to offer 
in his own defence, deliverd his answer in writing, and is as Enterd after this Con- 
sultation, all persons being desired to withdraw it's the unanimous opinion of this 
Board (M r . Raworth excepted) that Cap* Henry Cornewall having marry 'd a wife in 
England, notwithstanding his preingagement with M rs . Brown, he has forfeited his 
Obligation, and thereby become lyable to the penalty therein express'd, but in 
regard we ought to weigh matters in the scales of equity and right, reason, and 
considering the present Circumstances of Cap'. Cornewall which are but moderate 
having mett with great losses, and he generously offering a moiety of what he has 
in the world, and he haveing cleard the Reputation of said M rs . Browne, both partys 
being calld in were reconcild and made freinds, and the said Cap' Cornewalls pro- 
posall accepted of, the mother & daughter & M r Lewis was desired to examine the 



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said acco'., which done all papers & writings whatever relating to this affair on both 
sides are to be cancelld. 

Will : Fraser. 

Edm b : Mountague. 

W. Martin. 

Rob t : Ra worth. 

Tho ; Frederick:. 

Rich d Hunt. 

Edw d : Bulkley. 

W M Jenkings. 

To the Hon ble : William Fbaser, Esq., 

Govern e of Fort S t George &c a . Council. 
Gentlemen, 

Tou were pleasd on Thursday last to summon me to answer to a Petition pre- 
ferr'd by M rs . Elizabeth Browne & Anne Foquet of this place touching a designd 
marriage between the said Elizabeth Browne and self, a perfect account of which I 
gave at that time, and comes incerted in this Narrative. 

The motive that induced me to enter into an Obligation of that nature was the 
assurances M r8 . Anne Foquet gave me of preferment from England by her, & her 
freinds recommendations home w ch provd no ways serviceable but rather the contrary, 
I often repeated to her and Daughter if I could not better my self by Post or Fortune 
I would by no means think of complying with that Obligation, when M rs . Foquets 
freinds prov'd of no use, I sollicited my own Relations that entirely refusd all mer- 
chandize being Strangers to Trade, then the time drawing near for the India Shipping 
to depart, that year, I petitiond the Hon ble . United Company to come abroad a 
passenger on Cap*. Phrip, which they granted and he refused, being full and my 
circumstances not able lo permitt me to pay for my passage, I sollicited both the 
Cap*. Hudsons which refus'd the same then advisd with my freinds what method to 
take that might be of service to M rs . Elizabeth Browne, and a sufficient acquittance 
to me, first 1 declard my circumstances so miserable when in England I was forc'd 
to run in debt and that considerably, Secondly, I had no int'rest in the Company 
then governing to serve me by recomendations abroad, Thirdly, I presume the most 
of this place knows M rs .Foquet not able to better any ones Circumstances by interest 
or Fortune notwithstanding her present encouragement in this affair, these Circum- 
stances considerd on both sides if any one Gentleman can see the least appearance of 
anything but compleat misery in case of that marriage, I should willingly submitt 
to the severest Sentiments I cant perceive that M rs . Anne Foquet ever "designd a 
Marriage because she declared to Robert Raworth Esq 1 '. Mayor of this place that she 
refusd me marriage before I weut homo because she was assurd I would marry in 
England, then she would have the opportunity of prosecuting this Obligation, and 
further why did M rs . Anne Foquet & Browne give me an Obligation of Cap' Lee's 
now Command 1 ", of the Litchfeild to prosecute him for not Complying with the 
marriage according to his Obligation, not out of Date at the commencing of mine, if 
she designd her Daughter my wife, I can give severall instances wherein M r8 . 
Foquet has showd herself a designing Woman of no Sincerity, she and her Daughter 
is pleasd to term the penalty of the Obligation a poor reparation for injurys I have 
done them, if they were as just in their aspersions as I have been in this proceed- 
ing, they would not have troubled yo r . Hon r . &c a Council v* ith their Petition on 
this occasion. 

I think since I could not procure a passage out occasiond by my miserable 
Circumstances, M r9 . Foquet & Daughter, are under Obligations to me, that I advisd 
them of it, in order to M rs . Elizabeth Brownes not refusing any offer to her advantage 
I did at my first arrivall at the West Coast order my Attorneys here, to make M rs . 
Elizabeth Browne a considerable present for the favours receivd when last here, but 
since my arrivall at this Port I found so many malicious reports from her, that it has 



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entirely remov'd the thoughts of any such thing, my Circumstances are miserable 
enough, having lost all I was worth, by my misfortune on Zeloan and the ball of 
my aceo'. for four years Service in this place Amounts to so small a sum, that I fear 
I shall goe off a Debtor from this place, I am ready to make oath in every parti- 
cular here incerted, hoping yo r . Hon 1 '. & y e Council will take it into your serious 
Consideration, than doubt not but you'l perceive my actions on my side justifyable, 
otherwise must ref err my self to the Courts at home, by whose Verdict I must rest 
satisfyd, I am with due respect. 

Fort S t . Geoege Yo r . Hon rs . &c a Council's most hum ble . Serv*. 



Feb 1 



19' 



Hr 



Hen : Cornewall. 



19 Dispatchd a Generall Letter to Port S 4 David of this date 

22 Ship Elahee Cojah Zacara Noquedah arrivd from Pegue 

Eeceivd a Generall Lre from M r . ISToden, at Metehlep m dated 11 th . inst'. 

23 Ship S\ Genevive William Puller Mast 1 ', arrivd from Mergy, 



Batttrday 

24*=. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



William Praser Esq* 
Edmund Mountague. 

EoBERT E A WORTH. 

Eichard Hunt. 
William Jennings. 



Gov" : & Presid t . 
William Martin. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Warre. 



The Steward produces an acco'. of sundry expences for provisions and Stores sent- 
to Yizagapatam amo tg . to Pag\ 801 : 3 : 4 : Orderd that the same be paid out of 



y Thomas Prederiek Paymaster reads that acco 6 : for last month Yizt. 


Charges Garrison . . ' 


. Par 


1588: 24: - 


Charges Dyet and Allowances . . . . < 


. 




294: 11: - 


Dyet and Stores laid in 






424 : 17 : - 


Charges Generall 






459: 24: - 


Fortifications & Repairs 






234 : 21 : - 


Charges Cattle 






63 : 1 : - 


Charges Extraordinary 






47 : 6 : - 


Brass Ordinance 






9 : 34 : - 


Priaman Settlement 






4: 16: - 


Yizagapatam Factory 




Pag a . 


1: 9: - 






3127: 19: - 



Generall letter to the Dep ty : Govern r . & Council at Port 8*. 
date read, approvd and Signd, advising that the four Prench shij 
Sadrass the 21 st inst'. 

The Paymaster with Mess 1 ' 3 . Eaworth & Jennings deliver in 
to the muster of ship Sherbornes men which are in all 50, and sai 
after this Consultation. 

M r Martin Warehousekeep r . reports that the Lead rec d . 
Sherborne is Viz 4 Slabbs 240 p r . 3213 : 3<»' : 3 lb . which he is 
Captain a receipt for the same, and also reports that the said sh 
Bengali for acco 1 . of the R 4 . Hon ble . Company 158 T y Pons. 

The Warehousekeeper likewise reports that the 120 bales 
Port 8* David in the open boat were so much damag'd that they 
Washers to be recur'd. 



David of this days 
js were seen off of 

their report relating 
i report is as Enterd 

from on board the 
orderd to give the 
ip brought up from 

of goods sent from 
must be sent to the 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 21 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1710-11 

Generall Letter to the Hon bl ". Court of Directors from Para. 13 to Para 23 irnla- 
sive read and approvd. 

Generall Letter from M r . Nodeu at Metohlepatam dated the II th reo l1 . the 22 d . 
inst'. having been sent about to the Council is now read in Consultatio-.i a second time 
advising the Suba of Golcondah has sent orders to permitt the Kings Present to be 
ship'd off for Bengali . 

Answer to the Auditor Generally Letter read & approv'd. 

Letter from the King of Pegue to the President read the purport of which is he- 
desires two Clocks may be sent him with such movements and images as said Letter 
directs, which is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Perwanna from Cawne Bahawdir read being in answer to ours wrote him the 20 th 
of June last, about the five new Villages of which he says he knows nothing of, but 
has wrote concerning them to the Duan which makes us beleive the letter we ree d . the 
16 th of June from the Duan said to have been from Cawne Bahawdir to be false & 
counterfeit as we suspected then, by comparing the chop of said Letter with those 
we formerly receiv'd. 

The Maddapollam Braminy sending us an acco' of wages due to him for 9 
months ending the ult°. last month amo ts . to Pag 8 . 36 : 31 : which he requests may 
be paid Kittee Narran, Agreed the same be paid accordingly. 

It drawing late in the Season and we having been greatly disapointed bv not 
receiving the Port S\ David bales, by reason of the four French ships intending "home 
lying so long at Pondichery as the 18 th . Curr'. that they saild thence, but we are well 
assurd by advices brought us on the 22 d , that the said four Ships was seen the day 
before in the Ofling abreast, of Sadrassapatam, which occasiond us to take au emptv 
Briggantine in the Road, on whom we put 14 Lascars on board, with Cap'. Jones to 
goe out to make a discovery which said advices prov'd true in fact, Cap'. Jones 
having mett with a ship belonging to the King of Pegue bound for this Port who 
declared that they had been chased by four French ships which came up with them 
in the Latitude of 11°: 30' N° by judgement about 20 or 25 Leagues from shore, which 
gives us cause to beleive the several! reports we have had from Pondicherv & Fort S' 
David to be true, which was that they intended to lye in wait for the Des Bouverie 
who is now almost full Loaden, and having seriously perusd and read the Hon bIe . 
Companys orders relating to the time for dispatching their ships, but more especially 
that of the 17 th . April 1708 wherein they recommend to us the dispatching of their 
ships by the middle of Feb ry . but their positive orders are that none be dispatch'd 
after the last day of that month, the further consideration of this weighty atfair is 
deferrd untill next Consultation. 

The Warehousekeeper with Mess 1 ' 9 : Mountague & Jennings who were orderd to 
buy up what Long Cloth & Sallampores they could geft in Town, doe now report 
that pursuant to said order they have enquir'd but cannot meet with any of the 
Companys sorts and prizes, said report is as Enterd after this Consultacon. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm d : Mountague. 
W: Martjn. 
R. Raworth. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Rich" Hunt. 
Ebw d : BuLKLEr. 
W K Jennings. 
William Warre. 
1711-6 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1710-11- 



To the Hon b,e : William Fraser Esq*. 
Presid t . & Govern". 
op Fort S'. George &c a Council. 

Hon bl \ S r . &c a . 

Pursuant to yo r . Hoii rs . &c a . orders we have this day been on board ship Sher- 
borne Friggat, and musterd her Comp a . and rind them to consist of thirty four able 
Europeans, twelve Topasses, & four Lascars all in good health, we likewise at the 
Captains request demanded of them, whether they were any ways ill treated or abused, 
or wanted any manner of provisions, who all unanimously answerd no, and that they 
were ready to proceed on any Voyage whatever in her, every one seeming well 
satiafy'd. 

Fort S T . George We are 

Feb". 19™: it~. Honble - Sr - &o a . 

Yo r . very humble Servants 

robert raworth. 
William Jennings. 
Thomas Frederick. 

Translate of the King of Pegues Letter. 

In the jurisdiction of Sunapranda & Thamadiha, the precious Kingdom of Ava 
& Golden Court, Eaja of Ni and King of twenty & three Kingdoms & Monarchys, 
Lord of Silver, Gold, Amber, Rubie mines, & red & gold f alaces 12 in number 
made of Gold, Lord of the Elephant of great value, Lord of many horses of great 
price, Lord of all Nations, Lord of all manner of arms, Lord of many arm yes, Lord 
of this world, the Excellent High & Mighty Lord. 

His order to the Governour of Madrass, being iuformd that amongst the English 
Nation there are many able men and that without much trouble a clock may be had, 
I desire that it may be thus Vizt, tnat it strikes the hours distinctly beginning in the 
morning by one, and so on till twelve, having two images to strike the hours on the 
bell or clock, this and another clock of Malte, with a womans image pouring oil in a 
vessel! which runs all the hour, and when it is out the said image tills it again, 
and so every hour, the King having heard of these things will have much to be done 
to gett them, and if nit to be gott, to send a man here to make them, and shall then 
return to his Country, I have sent by the Captain of my ship Cojah Simon to the 
Govern 1 ', of Madrass two Rubye rings, if amongst the English or i'ortugueze there is 
any curiosity to be gott lett it be sent, if my desire is accomplishd there shall be 
great rewards according to m[y] piety &u a . 

Jan**- 28™ 17- 

ii 

To the Hon ble : William Fraser Esq" 
Govern". &c A . Council. 

Gentlemen 

Pursuant to your Order we have enquird in Town for Longcloth & Sallainpores 
but cant find any of either Sort that comes up to the Companys musters. 

Fort S t . George Gent". 

Feb et - 24™ 17- Y° r ' Humble Servants 

ii 

Edmund Moiintague. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 

24th Ship Boan Novis Ignatio Yera Command r . arrivd from Macao. 

_ Dispatchd a Generall Letter to Fort S'. David of this days date. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 23 



FORT ST. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1710-11 

Ship Pearl Rania Raya Noquedah arrive! from Tenassery. 25 

Ship Eanganauta Itazaue, Meer Abdulla Noquedah arrivd from D[ ]. — 

Ship Carreim, Aga Carreim Noquedah arrivd from Bengali. — 

Ship Masauee Cojah Issa Cooly Noquedah arriv'd from Pegue. 26 



At a Consultation 

Present 

William Phaser Esa R . Gov s '. & President. Tuesday 

Edmund Mountague. William Mariiv. 27 th 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M r . Martin Ware housekeeper reads that acco 4 : for last month and pays into 
Cash Three Thousand Pagodas acco 4 : silver & goods sold. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . & Council at Fort S\ David dated the 
24* iust*. rec d . this day now read, advisiog, having intelligence that some of the 
Cheif men of the Chingee Government were at Pandeshola Nelloro about some 12 
or 14 miles distant, and in the endeavouring to seize some of them by way of 
reprizall for our so long detaind Captives at Chingee, in which attempt there were 
three men killd upon the Spott (as likewise one of ours) the Moors having begun 
the first acts of hostility, which having happend they are apprehensive that troubles 
will ensue from the Chingee Government, and therefore desire us to send them a 
supply of provisions &o a , upon which it is resolvd that we send them a supplv of 
provisions, stores, & ammunition on ship Sherborne, and the Commander being sent 
for was Orderd to gett his Ship ready w ch he promisd to doe, and that we likewise 
send them Eight Thousand Pagodas they wanting money to pay their Merchants 
and that we also send them a recruit of sixty of our Military including Officers, under 
the Command of Lieut 4 . Roach, and for the quicker dispatch its agreed that this 
affair be wholly referrd to the President & Paymaster 

The aforesaid Letter does further advise that they had loaden on ship Industry 
380 bales, and on a Sloop 80 bales more both which were ready to sail the first fair 
wind, Resolvd that if the said bales arrive time enough to be traversd on the Des 
Bouverie so that she may be full Loaden and sent away within the time limited us 
by the Company for the Dispatch of their latest ships, which if otherwise we must 
conform our selves to their Hon rs : negative orders. 

This day we rec d . a letter from the Bishop of S 4 . Thoma relating to his being 
orderd to depart the Town, which being erroneous it's agreed that Mess rs : Raworth 
Hunt, and The Sec rJ . doe attend the Bishop and acquaint him thereof, and desire him 
to stay here as long as he thinks fitt, and the Padres that belong to him. 

Agreed that Padre Clement Pareira be continued at Cuddalore to officiate for 
Padre Paulo de Saa till further order. 

M r . Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on 
acco 4 . of a former ballance. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm d : Mountague. 
W : Martin. 
R. Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich" Hunt 
Edw d : Bi:lkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 



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27 



Ult°- 



March 



FORT AT. GEORGE, FEBRUARY 1710-11 

The following note was sent by the Goyern r . to the Gentlemen of Council. 

S™. 

There being 2000 bags of Saltpetre come upon the Sherborne from Bengali, 
which is much more than his Charterparty Kentilage, its therefore Agreed and 
Orderd that 1000 bags of the said quantity be brought ashore to make room and 
Stowage for what we intend to load on him for Port S*. David. 

William Feasee. 
Edmund Mountague.. 
William Maetin. 

EoBEET K.AWOETH. 

Thomas Feedeeick. 
Eichaed Hunt. 
Edwaed Bolklry. 
William Jennings. 
William Waeee. 



Foet S r - Geoege, 
Feb" y - 27 th 17- 



Keceivd a Generall letter from the Cheif & Council of Pullicat dated the 9 th 
March S.N. 

Beceivd two Generall letters from M r . Noden at Metchlep m . dated the 10 th & 
14 th inst*. 

Sloop Greyhound Edward Bigby Mast r . arrivd from Fort S*. David by whom 
rec d . a Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council there dated the 25 th inst*. 

The following note Mas sent bv the Govern r . to the Gentlemen of Council. 

There being Cap' Bigbys Sloop arrivd from Fort S' David on whom are 80 of 
the Companys bales, Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe send off boats and 
the same. 

Geoege, 



FOET S T 
DLT r - F 



William Feaser. 
Edmund Molntague. 
William Martin, 
bobeet raworth. 
Thomas Feedeeick. 
Richaed Hunt. 
Edwaed Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
William Waeee. 
Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Cheif & Council of Pullicat dated this day. 

This morning about 10 or 11 in the forenoon the Govern r . ree d . a letter 
from Cap*. Hugh Raymond from on board the Bouverie directed to himself and 
Council, which was immediately sent about to them for their perusall advising he 
had seizd a Ketch supposing her to belong to the French at Pondichery, upon which 
the Govern r . ord d . the Council to be Summond at four a clock in the afternoon. 



Saturday 



i a clock in 
ye afternoon. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
William Feasee Esq/ Gov E : & Peesident. 
Edmund Moontague. William Maetin. 
Robert Baworth. Thomas Feedeeick. 

Eichabd Hunt. Edwahd BuLKLEr. 

William Jennings. William Waere. 
The Council being mett upon this extraordinary occasion and the Captains letter 
being now read a 2 d time, in which interim Seak Jee Baddall deiiverd in a Petition 
that Cap* Baymond had sent his boat with armed men on board his Ketch, which they 



Diary and Consultation, Book. 1711 2b 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1710-11 



had seizd and forcd from her anchors, and brought under the Stern of his ship 
Bouverie having examind what was on board and left severall of his people to take 
care and charge of said Ketch. 

This matter being well conshlerd and seriously debated the rather because the 
Company having never advised us that any such power was lodgd in their Command- 
ers superiour to their President & Council here, as this unpresidented rash action of 
Cap'. Raymonds demonstrates, which has sett ali our Native Merchants Inhabitants of 
this place in convulsions, and makes them despond of adventuring to Sea, it being 
equall to them if their losses come from the common enemy the French, or their freinds 
the English, besides [this un]paralelld affront he has given to the Establishd Go[od] 
name of this place, and that in sight of all the people of the severall Nations that 
inhabit with us, first that the said Commander should seize a Vessell in this Road under 
Moors Colours, after she had saluted the Fort and the same was answerd, without any 
previous notice given us of such his intentions, or any other order he might have, to 
empower him so to doe in this Port. 

And Secondly that the said Vessell does properly belong to Aga Jee Nassure an 
eminent Moor man Merch'. in Bengali a very good freind to the English, which said 
Letter & Petition are as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Upon the whole it is resolvd that we send Cap' Raymond our positive order for 
him to deliver up the said Ketch with all her effects to the said Seak Jee Baddall, and 
that he goe immediately on board with Mess rs . Smart & Legg who are to deliver our 
said order to the Captain which said order is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Pullicat, dat d y' J . 9 th . inst'. S. N". rec d . 
y e . 27 th past now read, advising they had receivd an answer from the Govern 1 '. & 
Council at Negapatam wherein they say they have no occasion for the Sloop that was 
taken by the French, but thank us very heartily for our kind offer made them of said 
Sloop. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm d , Mountague. 
W : Martin. 
R. Ra worth. 
Tho : Frederick.. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw b : BULKLEY. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 

To the Hon ble : William Fraser Esq". &c\ 

Council for affairs of the R t . Hon ble : United East India Comp c 
in Fort S t . George. 

Hon" : S KS 

I take leave to acquaint you that here's this morning come into the Road a French 
Ketch from Pullichery having many French men on board, I'm opinion she's a spy 
but have great reason to beleive intirely belongs to the French, one Mons 1 '. Shannault 
is said to command her (the same Raacall that reported severall lyes of me to the 
French Commodant Raoul) I have seizd the Vessell, and brought her under mv 
Stern, and am examining what she has on board with which shall fully acquaint you 
for I am 

S . 9D ,710 Yo'. Obligd & Obed'. hum bl - Serv'. 

March I s . 3°: 17^ H _ Raymond 

1711—7 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1710-11- 



To the Hon bl * : William Fraser Esq*: 

govern* : of fort s t . george &c a council. 
The humble Petition of Seak Jee Baddall. 
Sheweth. 

That yo r Petit r : was putt on board the Ketch Zant Andre or good Voyage in 
Bengali, by Aga jee Nassure bound for the Port of Pondichery, where when he had 
disposd of his Cargoe, and ready to return to Bengali severall black Merchants 
offerd to freight some Silver to this Port which yo 1 '. Petit r : receivd on board, and 
contrary to all rules of justice Cap 4 Hugh Eaymond Command 1 , of Ship Des Bouvene 
this morning sent his boat with armed men, and seizd my ship and Treasure, where- 
fore 1 think it my duty first to apply to yo 1 '. Hoa r . &c a . in this affair, and leave you to 
judge the ill consequence that may attend the concerns of the English in Bengali 
when I gett there, I humbly beg yo r . order to the Commander for the delivery of my 
ship & Treasure & yo r . Petit r . as in Duty bound shall ever pray &c a . 

Port S r . George 
March 3 d : 17- r 

To Capt : Hugh Raymond 

Command 11 : of Ship Des Bouverie. 
This day we rec d : your Letter wherein you advise us that you had seizd a vessell 
in this Road judging her a spye by reason she came from Pondichery and had French 
men on board, since which we have had a Petition presented to us by one Seak Jee 
Baddall Servant of Aga jee Nassuree an eminent Merchant in Bengali, representing to 
us that his Master sent him on said Vessell with a Cargoe to Pondichery, which when 
he had disposd of and ready to return for the Bay some black Merchants requesting 
to freight some silver for this Port, which accordingly he rec d . on board, all which 
having been plainly made appear to us, & also consid'ring the ill consequences that 
may attend the Hon ble : Comp as affairs here and in all other parts of India for your 
seizing a Vessell in the port of the Great Mogull, We doe therefore hereby order and 
command you Cap 4 : Hugh Raymond to resign and deliver up the said Vessell you 
have seizd unto the said Seak jee Baddall as you'l answer the contrary at your peril, 
and for your so doing this shall be your warrant in Fort S 4 . George this 3 d : March 

17g. 

William Eraser. ' 
Edmund Mountague. 
William iMartin. 
Robert Raworth. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Richard Hunt. 
Edward Bulexey. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

Rec d . a Generall letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepat™. dated the 21 st : past. 
Mess rs . Smart & Legg coming on shore about 9 a clock & brought us Cap 4 . Ray- 
monds negative answer, a8 also a letter to the Govern 1, : & Council copy of which is as 
follows. 
To the Hon 11 " : William Fraser Esq/ : 

President &c a Council for affairs of the 
R T . Hon ble : United East India Comp a : at 
Fort S t . George. 
Hon* 1 *: S E . &c\ 

The information which encouragd me to seize the Vessell now under my Stem 
was, that both the Vessell & Cargoe are actually French effects. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 27 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1710-11 

The certificate you sent me to the contrary will not justifye my delivering her 
up, without some further reasons, or circumstances to prove it, for after the seizing of 
any Vessell as prize, 1'me not only answerable to my Owners & Ships Comp a . for their 
proportions, bat likewise to the Queen for ber part. 

I shall be very farr from offering or doing anything to the prejudice of my 
hon ble : Employers the Company in generall or to the detriment of Madrass in parti- 
cular for which I must always owu a peculiar respect, 1 therefore desire that you'l 
give me a paper from under your hands to indemnify me from any claims or demands 
whatsoever, that shall or may be made from the Queen, my Owners, or any other 
person or persons whatsoever and to be answerabie for the amount of the said Vessell 
& Cargoe in case any such should be made, upon receipt of which Pie readily deliver 
up the Vessell &f-. a and without it, cannot think my self safe I am 

Bouverie Hon ble . S 1 ' : &c a . 

March 3 d 17—7 at night Y ° r - most ()bed ' "• humble : Seryt - 

11 6 H: Raymond. 

Dispatchd a Letter to Metchlepatam dated this day. 

Ship Sherborne Cap'. Henry Cornewall Command 1 ' : saild for Fort S l : David by 
whom sent a Generall letter thither dated 3£ mo : inst'. 

About ] 1 a clock this morning rec a : a letter from Cap' Raymond directed to 
the Govern 1, : & Council advising his having cleard the said Ketch copy of which is 
as follows. 

To the Hon ble : William Fraser Esa B . 

President &c\ Council of Fort St. George. 
Hon ble : S K . &c\ 

According to your order rec d . last night I have this morning deliverd the 
Vessell up, intirely as I found her, not doubting but you'l give me a paper of indem- 
nification in case any clamours should hereafter arise about it, as I last night desird 
in my letter. 

I never had any design to the prejudice of the Comp as . affairs, or I'me sure any 
persons in Madrass, but that Scoundrell Shanno, who invented so many lyes of me at 
Pullichery. 

I hope to kiss your hands in a day or two (being much better than I was) till 
when pray harbour a favourable opinion of 

Hon b,e : S r : &c a . 
Bouverie Yo r : most Obed* : humble Serv' : 

Sunday 10 a clock. H : Raymond. 

A Danes Sloop arrivd from Trincombarr. 

Ship Chindadre belonging to Colloway Chitty arrivd from Quedah. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esa K : Govern* : & Presid t . Wednes- 

Edmund Mountague. W'iuiam Martin. day 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 7th 

Richard Hunt. Edward Rui.kley. 

William Jennings. William Wabre. 

The President reads his acco 1 . of the R\ Hon ble . Comp as . Cash for last month 
ball . Pag s . 1009) : 25 : 5 also his Mint acco'. for said month and pays into Cash 
Sixty three Pag 8 , acco 1 . Coynage of Gold and delivers the Warehou.sekeeper Rup". 
284 : 3 a . acco'. Coynage of Silver. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1710-11- 



Orderd that One Thousand Five Hundred Pag", be advancd M 1 ' Thomas 
Frederick Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

"Wee not being able to dispatch the Bouverie within the time limitted us by 
the Company for the reasons mentiond in our Consultation of the 27 th past, it's 
therefore Agreed & Orderd that she be unloaded of all she has on board her of the 
Companys except the Salt petre aud Redwood. 

The Warehousekeeper produces a muster of the wheat that come up from 
Bengali on the Bouverie which is very much decayd and worm eaten, Orderd that 
the Warehousekeeper doe sell the same and buv better for the use of the Generall 
Table. 

M r . Raworth Sea Customer pays into Cash Five hundred Pagodas on that aeco\ 

Kistnama pays into Cash Two hundred Pag s . for one years rent of the measuring 
Duty ending the ^ mr '. Jau ry . last, he likewise desires to have his Cowle renewd, it 
being expire! the ^p mo . Jan r - V . last the consideration of which is deferrd untill another 
Opportunity. 

There being some new Stamps orderd to be cutt for the stamping of Rupees, 
which being much neater and better than the old one, it's therefore Agreed that 
7000 Eup s . be impressd with the new Stamp and sent to Bengali for a Tryall. 

Cap' Eaymond being now sent for was askd by virtue of what power he come 
to committ so precipitate an action as his sending his boat with armed men on board 
a Ketch under Moors Colours at anchor in this Road, and forcd her from the same, 
and securd her under his Ships Stern, who gave for answer that he supposd her to 
belong to the French, and that he had a sufficient authority for his so doing by 
virtue of a Commission from the Queen, and also a Letter of Marque from the High 
Court of Admiralty, and being orderd to produce the Commissions before us, that we 
might see if they impowerd him to seize a Vessell in this Road, who answerd again 
that they were on board, and that he would send for them, therefore the further 
examination of this affair is defe[rred] untill next Consultation. 

"Will : Feasee. 

EdM d : MoUNTAGCE. 

"W: Maetin. 
Rob t . Rawoeth. 
Tho : Feedeeick. 
Eich". Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
"William Waeee. 

Ship Chindadre Edward Bell Command 1 ' : arrivd from Fort S\ David. 
Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Dep ty : Govern 1 ' : & Council at Fort S*. David 
of this days date, 



Ax a Consultation 

Present 

Fktday "William Feasee Esq" : (ioveen*. & Presid'. 

9 th Edmund Mountague. William Maetin. 

Eobeet Rawoeth. Thomas Feedeeick. 

Eichaed Hunt. Edwaed Bulkley. 

"William Jennings. William "Waeee. 

Agreed and Orderd that Fire Hundred Pagodas be advancd M r . Thomas 
Frederick Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

M r . Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas 
on that aceo'. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1710-11 

The Paymaster produces the Stewards acco' s . for provisions for the Soldiers and 
Stores seDt to Port S'. David amounting to One Thousand One hundred and forty 
Pag*. 30 fa : l ca . Orderd that the said Sum be paid to the Steward out of Cash. 

Orderd that the Storekeeper doe pay for the 12 guns bought for the Expedition to 



Cap'. Raymond this day delivers us in a paper wherein he requests that 5 or 600 
of the bales may be continued on board him, or that we would send off Lead in their 
Stead being apprehensive that his Petre & Redwood will not be sufficient to make 
him sail worthy in ease he should be forcd to putt to sea this approaching April 
Monsoon, which said paper is as Enterd after this Consultation, the further considera- 
tion of which is deferrd untill our next meeting. 

Cap'. Raymond in pursuance to last days Consultation, having deliverd the 
Govern 1 ', two Commissions, namely one from the Queen relating to Pyrates, and the 
other to our Common enemy the Prench under the Seal of the High Court of 
Admiralty, both which being considerately read and seriously debated, we find that 
from the High Court of Admiralty being in generall terms referring to the instruc- 
tions deliverd the said Captain with their said Commission. 

Cap'. Raymond being now sent for and the said Instructions demanded of him, 
gave us for answer that he had lookd over hi3 papers but could not find them, being 
apprehensive that they were either mislaid, or that he had left them in the hands of 
President Weltden in Bengali, which gives us no Satisfaction, but was told that there 
was nothing in any of his Commissions either in generall or particular to justifye his 
late rash action by which he had so much affronted the Government, aud was there- 
fore orderd to produce his Instructions by next Consultation day to which time the 
further examination of this matter is deferr'd. 

Will : Praser 

Edm d Mountagoe. 
W. Martin. 
r. ra worth. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
"William Warre. 

To the Hon 2 " : William Fraser Esq" : 
President &c\ Council for affaiks 
of the R T . Hon ble : Untied East India Comp\ 
at Port S t . George. 

Hon ble : S E : &c\ 

Having rec d - yo r- Warehousekeepers order for unloading all the Hon ble - Companys 
goods from on board the Bouverie except the Saltpetre & redwood, which I fear will 
not be sufficient alone to make her sail worthy or keep her from danger of oversetting, 
the greatest part of her weight (as all the water, beef, pork, and other provisions) being 
stowd between decks, and will be improper to strike down upon the Saltpetre for 
fear of damage, I therefore humbly request that five or six hundred of the bales may 
be continued on board, or Lead sent in lieu thereof, that the ship may be in a condi- 
tion to stretch to Sea, in case the monsoon which you seem so apprehensive of should 
putt her from her anchors and force her out, I am with all imaginable respect. 

Hon bi °: S r -&c a - 
Port S T - George Yo r . most Obed'- humble Serv'. 

March 9 ih : 17{J H : Raymond. 

1711—8 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1710-11 



11 th Ship Industry William Dixon Master arrivd from Fort S' David by whom ree d- 

a Generall Letter from the Dep ty - Govern 1 ", and Council there dated the 9 th instf. 
12 th The following note was sent by the Gov r . to the Gentlemen & Council. 

S r8 . 

Ship Industry being arrivd from Port S'. David on which the Dep ty - Gov r . & 
Council there have loaden 435 of the R'. Hon ble : Comp as . bales, Orderd that the 
Warebousekeeper doe forthwith [send] off boats and unload the same. 

Fort 8*. George William Fraser. 

March 12" : 17„ ®? u * : Moumagu.. 

11 William Martin. 

eobert raworth. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Richard Hunt, 
edward bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 

13 rH Beccivd a Generall Letter from Cap'. Henry Cornewall dated the 10 th . inst'. 

Ship Eugene Cap 1 . Barrow Comand r . arrivd from Bengali. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Wednes- William Frasek Esq b : Gov*. & President. 

day 14 th Edmund Mountague. William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 " ; &c a . Council at Fort S*. David dated 
the 9 lh : rec d . the 11 th . instant now read advising they have drawn a bill of Exchange 
on us for Pag". 899:9 fa . payable to M r . Thomas Frederick which is agreed to be paid 
when due. 

They likewise advise of their having sent us 515 bales & a Sloop and ship 
Industry (which are safe arrivd) that they want severall sorts of stores as & their 
List now rec a . which are Orderd to be sent them if not already done & the 
Sherborne. 

They also advise that they have sent their Egib to the Govern r . &e a . at Chingee 
to demand the Captives, and on refusall to protest against them for all damages that 
shall accrue. 

To our great wonder they write us that they rec rt . advices from the Govern 1 " : 
& Council at Negapatam that the four French ships w oh . saild from Pondichery were 
seen off of Batticalas & Trincamalay, and that the Fishermen give an acco': they 
heard the firing of severall guns at Sea, after which three ships were seen at an 
Island called Punnee Cadave, and two more near Callatee, by which it's concluded 
the French have taken a prize. 

Cap'. Raymond pursuant to last days Consultation being now sent for, and we 
having demanded of him to produce his Instructions gave us for answer that he 
could not find them, and being made sensible of his late precipitate action, by how 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1710-11- 



rnuch he might thereby have prejudicd the Hon Ue : Comp as : affairs and the contempt 
of their Government here, does now declare that he had no such intentions, and if in 
any thing he had done was so taken, he was sorry for it, and now begs the Govern 1 . 
& Council's pardon. 

Cap'. Eaymond was likewise told as to his request deliverd in last Consultation 
day, relating "to the unloading of all the Hon ble : Comp a6 : bales on board his Ship, or 
to have a quantity of Lead, in lieu, we gave him for our finall answer that wee were 
positive as to the unloading all his bales, and that wee could not gratifye him 
in sending off Lead. 

Erlepa & a . Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash on that acco'. Five hundred 
eighty three Pag 8 : 12 fa : 

Will : Fraser. 

Edm b : Mountague. 

W: Martin. 

E. Eaworth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Eich d Hunt. 

Edw d : Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 

Eeceivd a Generall Letter from the Pep' 1 '. Govern 1 . & Council at Fort S'. 15 th 
David dated 13 th : inst'. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esq e : Gov E : Presid 1 . 

Edmund Mountague. William Martin. 

Eoeert Eaworth. Thomas Feederick. 

Eichard Hunt. Edward bulkley. 

Willi \m Jennings. William Warre. 

Generall Letter from Fort S'. David dated 13 th . rec d . the 15 th inst'. now read, 
advising the safe arrivall of Sherborne, and that the Military we sent were come on 
shore and stationd at the Companys Garden to be ready on any occasion to strengthen 
the Outguards. 

M r . Martin Warehousekeeper reads that acco'. for last month and pays into 
Cash Thirteen hundred Pagodas acco'. Silver sold, he also produces an acco'. with 
the Painters the ball thereof being Pag s . 290:31 ,a . agreed the same be paid out of 
Cash. 

M r . Eichard Hunt Land Customer reads that Acco'. for last month Viz'. 

Choultry Custom Pag 3 . 165: 4 : 36 

Rubye Brokers 2: 10 . 55 

Registering Slaves .. .. .. .. 1: 4: — 



Monbat 
19 th 



Pag 8 . 168: 19 : 11 

M r . Bulkley Storekeeper reads that acco'. for last month. 

M r . Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas 
on that acco'. 

ISiabob Dowed Cawne having sent his Perwanna to the Gov r : desiring him to 
keep up our former freindly Correspondence but withali desires 200 bottles of the same 
Liquor as has usually been sent him, and in consideration it's reported that he is com- 
ing down to have the Government of these Countrys It's therefore agreed that we 
gratify bis desire in sending him the Liquor, the better to continue his freindship to 
us. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1710-11 ■ 

The buisness of the Measuring Duty baing taken into Debate, aud in consider- 
ation that Kistnama &c a . former Farmers appearing but offering to give no more 
than what formerly paid Vizt 200 Pag\ ty Annum, Resolvd therefore that papers 
be affixd at the Gates to give notice that the said Farm is to be lett out, and such 
persons that have a mind for it may apply themselves to the. Govern", to the end he 
may acquaint the Council of the same that they that bid most shall have it. 

Oiderd that Manuel De Paiva, Paul Pice, & John Dius Topasses be entertaind 
to serve as Soldiers in this Garrison. 

They having wrote us from Fort S*. David that they are in great want of a 
Surgeon M r . David Morton upon his petition, having had leave to lay down the 
Service, upon which Mr, Jolly was sent for and being acquainted thereof, accepted to 
goe down provided he might be permitted to lay down the Service so soon as that 
place can be provided with another his inclinations tending rather to serve at Sea 
than ashore. 

This day was produed and read before us the last Will and Testament of 
M r . John Nicks witnessd by the Rev a . M 1 ". Robert Jones, Mess rs : Edward Fleetwood, 
Osmond Beauvoir and William Warren, and two of the said Witnesses Vizt, Robert 
Jones & William Warren now appearing before us, and being sworn did upon their 
Oaths declare that they saw the Testator M r . John Nicks sign, seal, publish and 
declare, that to be his last Will and Testament, and that he was then (to all outward 
appearance) in perfect health, and of sound mind and memory and they further 
declare that Edward Fleetwood (since dead) and Osmond Beauvoir now absent, the 
two other Witnesses did sign the same in their Presence, and that they all signd as 
Witnesses in the presence of each other aud of the Testator, the said Will is as 
Enterd after this Consultation. 

Cap 4 . Raymond acquainting us that he had a quantity of Bengali goods which 
he intended for England, requests he may be permitted to bring the same ashore 
which is granted, provided that he pays the Hon ble : Companys establishd Custom, 
for so much as he shall sell or dispose of here which the Sea Customer is to take 
care off. 

. Will : Fraser. 

Edm d : Mountague. 

W: Martin. 

Rob t . R A WORTH. 

Tho: Frederick. 

Rich b Hunt. 

Edw d : Bulkley. 

In the name of God Amen I John Nicks of Madrass Merchant being in perfect 
health (prais'd be Almighty God for the same) but considering the certainty of 
Death and the uncertain time of it's approach doe make this my last Will and Testa- 
ment, in manner and form following, First, and principally I bequeath my Soul to 
God who gave it, my body T committ to the earth to be decently buryd, but with 
all possible frugality, and after all my just debts and Funerall charges are paid aud 
dischar^'d I give and bequeath as followeth, Item to my Grand Son William Warre 
Jun" : the sum of seven hundred and fifty Pagodas, Item to my Grand daughter 
Jane Warre the sum of Seven hundred and fifty Pagodas, Item to my Grandson & 
Godson John Warre the sum of One Thousand five hundred Pagodas, the aforesaid 
Legacies to become due and payable to my said Grand children at the age of twenty 
one years, or at the day of marriage of my Grand daughter Jane Warre in ease that 
shall happen before she arrive at the age of twenty years, And in case of the Death 
or any one or more of my said Grandchildren, his or her share to be equally divided 
among or between the Survivours, or goe to the Survivour, And in case of Losses or 
otherwise my Estate should not answer to pay the said Legacies then each to bear a 
due proportion of what shall fall short thereof And I doe hereby give and bequeath, 
(in trust for my said Grand children and no otherwise) into my son in Law William 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 33 

FOBT ST. GEOBGE, MARCH 1711 

"Warre their father all their said Legacies to be Employd by him either at sea or on 
shore as he shall think convenient, for their advantage, and the whole or any part 
thereof to be paid or laid out for them as he shall think fitt. And after all my just 
debts, funerall charges, and Legacies are paid and dischargd I doe give and bequeath 
the residue and remainder of my Estate both reall and personall unto my Son in Law 
M r . William Warre and my Daughter Aune his wife and to their Heirs for ever, and 
I doe hereby nominate and appoint my said Son in Law William Warre sole Exe- 
cutor of this my last Will and Testament, hereby revoking all former Will or Wills 
by me heretofore at any time made Witness my hand and seal in Port S\ George in 
the East Indies this Eighteenth day of May in the year of our Lord One Thousand 
Seven hundred and. ten. 

John Nicks I L . 00 ^ i 

Signd Seald Subscribd and Deelard by 
the abovenamed John Nicks as his 
last Will and Testament in the pre- 
sence and sight of us, and by us 
Signd in the presence of the Testator. 

Eobert Jones. 
Edward Fleetwood. 
William Warken. 
Osmond Beauvoir. 

Danes Sloop saild for Bengali. 19* 

Beceivd a Generall Letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 9 th inst', 20 T 

A Dutch Parr arrivd from Negapatam on whom came M r . Henry Davenport — 

Supra Cargoe of ship Haliifax who advises the safe arrivall of that ship from China 

at the aforesaid Port of Negapatam. 

Dispatch d a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 ' : & Council at Port 8*. David — 

of this days date. 

Ship Mahomuddee Hodjee Noquedah arrivd from Bengali. 21 s 

Ship Haliifax Cap'. Henry Hudson Command 1, : arrivd from Negapatam. 22 

Ship Bomrepa Abdull Cawdir Noquedah arrivd from Pegue. 23 d 

Beceivd a Generall Letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 6 th inst'. 26 T 



At a Consultation 
Present 



William Prase u Esq". Gov* : & Presid'. Mond t 

Edmund Mountague. William Martin. 26L tf J 

Boburt Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Bichard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

Orderd that One Thousand Pag B . be advancd M r . Thomas Frederick Paymaster 
to defray Charges Garrison. 

Generall Letters from M 1 '. Noden at Metchlepatam of the 6 th & 9 th rec d . the 
20 th & 26 th inst'. now read. 

M r . Bobert Raworth Sea Customer reads that aeco*. for last month Yiz'. 
Custom on goods imported and exported . . . . Pag 8 . 2952 : 27 : 72 

Ditto on grain . . . . . . . . . . . . 187 : 35 : — 

Anchorage , , . . . . . . . . . . 40 : — : — 



Pag 8 . 3718:26:72 
1711—9 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711- 



; month Yizt. 




. . Pag 8 . 1612 : 8 


_ 


249 : 28 


- 


324 . 35 


_ 


270 : 23 


_ 


414 : 35 


_ 


324: 6 


* 


56:12 


i 


79 : 20 




15:18 


_ 


4: 16 


_ 


156:31 


- 


Pag 8 3510 : 20 


- 



M r . Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash Five hundred Pagodas 
on that a^co'. 

M r . William Martin Warehousekeep 1 '. pays into Cash Five Thousand Pagodas 
acco'. Silver sold. 

This day was produed before us a paper relating to the last Will and Testament 
of M r . John Nicks, which appears to us to be his own hand writing, and is as Euterd 
after this Consultation. 

M r . Henry Davenport appearing now before us declares that he is advisd by his 
freinds from England, that he is Orderd one of Council here, and desires a Copy of 
the Hor Uc : Companys Generall Letter relating to the same may be given him, which 
is Orderd, the consideration of this matter is referrd untill another time when his 
case shall have a full hearing. 

The Paymaster acquaints us that there are severall Medicines wanting for the 
Garrison, Orderd that LX Chadsley doe lay before this Board a list thereof for our 
perusall. 

M r . Frederick Paymaster reads that acco'. for 
Charges Garrison 
Dyet and Allowances 
Dyet and Stores laid in . . 
Provisions for the Garrison 
Chargps Generall 
fortifications & Repairs 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Extraordinary . . 
Brass Ordinance 
Priaman Settlement 
Vizagapatam Factory . . 



Cap'. Henry Hudson delivers in by the Sec ry . a paper the purport of which is 
that his Charterparty time being expired requests a Supply of rnouey for his ships 
use as aceustomary in such cases, which paper is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

And having perusd his Charterparty as to the present case, by which we 
find that wee have leave to advance the Captain for the necessary supply of his 
Ship, any sum of money not exceeding 300 £ Stefl for every hundred Tuns 
the said Ship is lett out for. 

And therefore it's resolvd that first of all the said ship be survey'd by (Yizt) 
Mess rs . Raworth & Frederick, Cap'. Raymond. Cap'. Hamilton and the Gunner, and 
that they report to us the condition of said Ship, and what Stores and xN'ecessarys are 
wanting for her homeward bound Voyage. 

Orderd that the Accomptant draw out the acco'. Salary for the last six months 
due to the Hon ble : Comp as : Servants of this place. 

M r . Robert Raworth Sea Customer acquaiuting us that there were some 
Merchants had 16 bales of broad cloth to export hence for Bengali, and it having been 
formerly adjudgd to be very detrimentall to the sale of the Hou ble : Companys cloth 
there, it's agreed that the bales for this time doe pass the Merchants alledging that 
they were not appriz'd of any order to the contrary, and that they had writt to their 
Correspondents to whom the same was consignd, Agreed for the future that no Broad 
cloth or other woolleu manufacture be exported without leave from the Govern 1 . & 
Council 1 and that, the Sea Customer doe give notice thereof. 

Will : Fraseb. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W : Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Iho: Frbdbkick. 
Rich b . Hunt. 
Edw d : BuLKLEr. 
W M . Jenwlngs. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 35 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MARCH 1711- 



Memgrandums relating to my last Will and Testament as follows 
I give and bequeath to my Grand children Vizt. 

William Warre Jun r : Seven hundred and fifty PagV 
Jane Warre seven hundred and fifty Pag s . 
John Wane One Thousand Five hundred Pag s . 
and if by accident it should happen that there should not be sufficient to pay the 
respective Legacies, then each to bear a due proportion of what shall fall short 
thereof, and if an overplus then I doe hereby declare that I j;ive it to my Son in 
Law M_ r William Warre, and my Daughter Anne his wife, after the f uuerall charges 
are deducted, wherein I desire you to be as frugall as possible, for it will doe more 
good to the Survivours, then to make an ostentatious show to no purpose. 

I doe likewise hereby declare that if any of the Children should die (which God 
forbid; that then his Legacy be equally divided amongst the Survivours. 

Wee the Subscribers doe declare to the best of our knowledge and by the compar- 
ing of hands the above is the hand writing of M r . John Nicks. Dated in Port S\ 
George the 26 th . March 1711. 

William Prasee. 
Edmund Mountague. 
William Martin. 

EoBERT KAWORTH. 

Thomas Prei>erick. 
Richard Hdnt. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 

[To the Hon bie - William Eraser Esq". 

Presid t . & Gov E . of Port S t . George &c\ Council]. 

Hon bie : S*: &c\ 

The ship Hallifax being detaiud longer in India than the time agreed on in 
Charterparty I having occasion for money to defray Expences I humbly request you'l 
* to order the sum mentiond in such cases and vou'l Oblige. 



Hon ble : S r : &c\ 
March 26 th . 1711. Yo r : most Obligd hu«n We : Serv' : 

Henry- Hudson. 
Dispatchd a Generall Letter to Cap'. Samuell Goodman Comand r : of the S\ 26 IH 
George at Gallee of this days date 

Receivd a Generall letter from the I)ept y : Govern 1, : & Council at Port S' 27 TH 
David dated 24 th . inst'. 

Kec d . the following Generall Letters. 30 th 

Prom M r . Paucet at Maddapollam dated 7 th inst 4 . 
Prom W. Noden at Metchlepatam dated 20 th . inst'. 
The Darling Gaily Wilfred Hart Mast r . arrivd from Malacca. vl,t°. 

Ship Theadora Sen r : N T ichola Supra Cargoe arrivd from Callicutte. — 

Sloop Mahomuddee arrivd from Quedah. ApkilL 

Receivd a Generall Letter from Cap'. Henrv Comewall at Port S\ David dated 2 B . 
30 ,h past. 



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FORT ST, GEORGE, MARCH 1711 

At a Consultation 
Present 
MoN 2 D , AY William Fraser Esg* : Gov* : & Presid 1 : 

Edm d : Mountague. William Martin. 
Robert Eaworth. Tho s : Frederick. 

Richafd Hunt. Edward Bulklev. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

Agreed and Orderd that One Thousand Five hundred Pag 8 , be advaned 
M r . Thomas Frederick Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

The following Generall Letters read 

From M 1 '. Thomas Faucet at Maddapollam dat rt . y e . 7 th . ult 
M r . Noden at Metchlepatarn dated y e . 20 th . d°. 
The Dep tv : Govern". & Council at Fort S*. David dat d . 24 th . d°. 
Cap'. Henry Cornewall there dat d . 30 ,h . d°. 

Cap*. Henry Hudson acquainting us that he had a quantity of China goods 
which he intended for England requests he may be permitted to bring the same 
ashore, which is granted provided he pays the Hon ble : Comp as : establishd Customs 
for so much as he shall sell or dispose of here, which the Sea Customer is to take care 
of. 

Mess rs : Eaworth Frederick &c a . deliver in now their report of the ship Hallifax 
as to her Stores and provisions which is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Agreed and Orderd that Two Thousand Pag 9 : be paid Cap 1 : Hudson according 
to the purport of said report on the terms as mentiond iD Charterparty. 

The place of Marshall of this Garrison becoming vacant by the death of fiichard 
Mitchell Agreed and Orderd that Christopher Harrison be appointed to succeed him. 

Mess™. Mountague & Hunt move to know from what time Interest due to Col- 
loway & Vincatty Chittv on an Investment made in the late President Pitt's time 
should commence, which being taken into debate It is Agreed that Interest be allowd 
them upon so much money as ought to have been paid them at the time when the 
Cloth was measurd and sent to the Washers as has been customary of late years and 
the remainder to be accounted for when the said Cloth was sorted and embaled take- 
ing care that the Hon ble : Comp^. Custom and Dustore be first deducted. 

And the said Merchants now requesting that Fifteen Thousand Pag s . may be 
paid them in part for principall and Interest due to them on the aforesaid acco'. it is 
Agreed the same be paid them but that the Accomptant doe take notice that Ten 
Thousand Pag s . was Orderd them (as & Consultation of the 19 th October last) and 
the said money sever" : times tenderd which they refusd to receive untill their 
account of Interest was adjusted, it's therefore Orderd that the Interest on the said 
Ten Thousand Pagodas doe cease from the afores d time. 

M r . Osmond Beauvoir this day appeard before us as one of the Witnesses to the 
last Will and Testament of Mr. John Nicks dec d . and being sworn did upon his Oath 
declare that he saw the Testator John Nicks sign, seal, publish, and declare the said 
will, and that he was of perfect mind and memory at that time, and he also further 
declares that he signd as a witness in the presence of the other witnesses Viz. 
(Robert Jones, Edward Fleetwood, & William Warren) and that they all signd the 
same as such in the presence of each other and of the Testator. 

M r . Skingle now appearing before us and acquainting us that he being a part 
Owner of the Darling Gaily whereof Wilfred Hart is Master who is now arrivd in this 
Eoad, but our late Supervizor Harrison when at the West Coast haveing laid an 
Attachment in behalf of the Hon ble : Company on so much as he might be concernd 
as a part Owner in said Vessell & Stock but that in regard he hath in a great part 
made payment of what he was found indebted to the Company, and hath given us 
Bills of Exchange payable to them for the amo'. of what appeard to be due from him, 
and therefore requests that the said Attachment may be taken off which is Agreed to 
and the See 17 , orderd to acquaint the Master of the said Yessell of the same. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 37 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711- 



There this day appearing before us several! Native Inhabitants to bid for the Farm 
of the Measuring Duty and it having advancd to eight hundred and twenty Pag 9 . ^ 
anii the same is deelard in favour of Mailapore Parriana as being the greatest bidder. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Sec r} ". doe draw out a Co[wle] for the said Parriana 
to commence from this day, according] to the form and terms as mentioud in the 
old one [except] that the whole years rent be paid in six equall payments or Pag 9 
136 : 24 : every two months. 

M r . Henry Davenport's case as to his being appointed of Council here in the 
Generall Letter from the Hon ble : Company dated the 9 th Jau ry : 1709 rec d : ^ ship 
Susannah being taken into debate, It's agreed that wee abide by our Consultation of 
the 25 th . of August last for the reasons therein mentiond untill the Hon ble : Com- 
panys pleasure be further known in this matter. 

A Letter from Fuckerla Cawne rec d . the 30 th . ult°. now read, being in answer to a 
letter the President wrote him some time agoe, of his having begun acts of hostility 
on our Factory & Settlement at Vizagapatarn which is as Euterd after this Con- 
sultation. 

M r . "William Martin Warehousekeeper pays into Cash Fifteen Thousand Pagoda* 
on aceo\ Silver sold. 

Will : Fraser. 

Edm d : Mountague. 

W : Martin. 

R T . Raworth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Rich". Hunt. 

Edw d . Bulklev. 

W a . Jennings. 

To the Hon ble : "William Fraser Esq,". 

Presid t . & Govern": of Fort S r . George &o a Council. 

Hon ble . S». &c\ 

According to your request we have been on board the ship Hallifax, and taken 
a Survey of her provisions and stores, we find her very much out of stores, & like- 
wise of provisions, so that from the report of the Officers aud whut judgement we 
can make, beleive she will require full Two Thousand Pagodas to compleatly fitt her 
for her Voyage to England We are 

Hon ble : S T : &c a 
Yo r most humble Serv ts 
Robert Raworth. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Fort S t George Hugh Raymond. 

Aprill 2 D : 1711. Alex": Hamilton. 

Robert Atkinson. 

From Fuckerla Cawne at Callinga. 
Rec b 30th March 1711. 
I have rec d . your kind Letter and observe the contents wherein you mention 
your sending me presents, which I esteem no ways equivolent to your freindship, but 
if you had sent them in a freindly manner I should certainly have accepted of them, 
which I hear are now lying in yo r . Factory, notwithstanding return you thanks, I 
have sent severall messages that I deliverd my money into yo r : Factory wholly rely- 
ing thereon, and that the bill was chopd with the Corapanys Seal, therefore had no 
dependance on M r . Holcombe, in whose time I largely extended my assistance to 
your Factory and all upon the Companys Acco' in hopes of preserving aud encreasing 
our freindship, at which time the Companys affairs flourishd, you wrote me to pro- 
duce my bill to your Gomosta which I am very willing to doe, but he won't use fair 
1711—10 



38 Records of Fort St. George 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711 

means for my doing it, besides I cant rely that confidence in one single person, as to 
deliver it into his hands, but I have shewd it to your Mullah Mahmud Hussein who 
can acquaint yo r . Hon r . it is now 12 years since I deliverd this money, for receiv- 
ing of which I have mett with abundance of trouble, therefore hope you'l now con- 
sider the case and give your Gomosta such orders, as that these troubles may be at 
an end, pray what is the meaning of your saying you'l send the Bengali ships 
hither, if you should so lessen and diminish your freindship by sending the said 
ships, they'l only be tossd up and down without effecting any thing, so such matters 
are better kept private than divulgd, you ought to take direct methods to maintain a 
freindship ; the letters which M r . Hastings writt to Samuell Blount Cap 4 , of Bengali, 
and to Robert Symonds Cap', of Ganjam I have receivd and sent them to yo v . Hon 1 " 
whereby you will discover his witt aud his fidellity towards yo v . Hon r . 
2 D Ship Idaree Hodjee Salam JSToquedah arrivd from Pegue. 

— Ship Raworth Cap'. Tempest Elliugsworth Coram : arrivd from Surat. 
3 d Ship Sarah & Esther Cap'. Dalglaish Comrfi : arrivd from Bengali. 

— Receivd a Generall Letter by peons overland from the Cbeif and Council of 
Vizagapat m . dated 15 th past. 

Receivd a Generall Letter from Cap'. Peirson formerly Comm 1 '. of the Phoenix at 
Anjengo dated 12 th . last Jan""* : as also one from Cap*. Goodman at Gallee dat d . 19*\ 
past. 
5 IH Ship Harriot Cap*. Cradock Comand r arrivd from Surat, by whom rec d a 

Generall Letter dated the 12 th . past from the Gent", there, 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Thursday William Feaser Esq" : Gov" : & President. 

5ih Edmund Mountague. William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

The President reads his acco* of the R'Hon 1 " 6 : Comp as : Cash for last month, 
Ball 6 . Pag 6 . 7161 : 3 : 4. 

M r . William Jennings late Storekeeper pays into Cash One Thousand four 
hundred and sixteen Pag s . 17 fa . on acco'. Stores sold. 

Generall Letter to the Hou ble : Comp a read, approvd, and signd, likewise a 
Generall to the Generall & Council at Bombay dat d . the 4 th . inst'. requesting their for- 
warding the Cornp 88 . letter with all expedition overland. 

A Cowle for the measuring Duty to Parrianee for five years read, approvd, and 
signd. 

The Accomptant produces the Acco*. Salary due to the Hon ble : Comp a9 . Serv' s . hi 
this place for six months ending the 25 lh . of March last amo* e . to Pag s . 1463 : 12 which 
is Orderd to he paid accordingly. 

M r . Raworth Sea Customer pays into Cash Five Hundred Pag 9 , on that acco*. 
A Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Vizagapatam, dated the 15 th ult°. 
rec d . the 3 d . iust* now read, advising the receipt of our letter ty Ship Recovery who 
arrivd them the 19 th Feb ry . with the Supply on her, and that they immediately for- 
warded the Presidents letter to Fuckerla Cawne, and on the 24 th he gave leave that 
any Servants that the Cheif &c a should send to have a sight of M r Holcombes bond, 
and accordingly they sent their Mulla and a Dubash who returnd the 27 th and afnrmd 
they saw the said bond, and that the Hon ble : Comp as Seal was affixd thereto, which 
is agreeable to what Fuckerla Cawne wrote in his Letter to the President now read. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 39 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711- 



That on the 3 d . mat* they rec d . a letter from the said Nabob bv a Braminy to 
make up the biasness, and when they had agreed for* about the Principal! sum of 
Pag s 6500 he demanded Interest or Promt for Tradeing with his money and allow- 
ance for his great charges with Vizagupatam Town's money and that he still conti- 
nues all acts of hostility, the said Letter is as Euterd in our Copy book of Letters 
receivd N°. \Jacuna]. 

Generall Letter from Cap 4 . Goodman at Gallee dat d . 19 th . ult°. rec d . the 3 d . inst 4 . 
now read, advising he and ships Company were all well and that he sneedily designd 
for this Port, by w 0)l we perceive he had not then rec d . our letter wrote him early last 
month, advising him that the four French ships 'were gone off the Coast. 

Ensign Dutton dying suddenly of an Appoplectick fltt at Fort S 4 David Agreed 
and Orderd that Benjamin Hobbs be appointed an Ensign in ihis Garrison, and that 
the See ry . doe draw out his Comission accordingly. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Damage of the Hon 01 ". Comp^. Saltpetre &c a . goods, 
and the short Tonnage ^ Ship Hallifax from Bengali be adjusted by this Board so 
soon as our more leisure time will p3rmitt. 

Orderd that the Comp as . Dubash doe summon the Cheif Merch 49 . and other 
Inhabitants of this place to attend this Board at four a clock this afternoon to advise 
with what best to be done relating to ihe present troubles at Vizagapatam to which 
time the Council doe adjourn. 

At four a Clock in the Afternoon the Council mett. 

They having wrote us from Vizagapatam that they are in want of 15 garse of 
rice to be sent, and there being now a Sloop in this Road belonging to that Cheif and 
bound to the said Port, Agreed & Ord d . that five garse of rice be loaden on her or as 
much as she can take in. 

The Merchants being now mett were calld in to whom it was proposd to give 
us their Opinions and best advice what was most proper to be done in order to 
accomodate the present troubles at Vizagapatam who gave us for answer that thev 
knew no better way than to agree all differences in a freindly manner. 

In consideration of the present troubles at Vizagapatam it was proposd sending 
a Europe ship thither, upon which it was agreed that the Hallifax be forthwith 
dispatchd for that place and that the Sec ry . doe acquaint the Command r . of this our 
resolution that he may gett his ship in a readyness accordingly. 

Adjournd untill to morrow morning 8 a Clock. 

The Council being now mett Fryday 

The Sec ry . acquaints the Board that pursuant to what orderd him last night, he 
had been with Cap 4 . Hudson who now delivers a letter from the said Captain which 
is now read, the purport of it is that being but just returnd from his China Voyage 
that his ship was in want of all manner of stores and necessarys and that he could 
not be in a readyness for such an expedition in less than 30 days. 

Upon which Cap 4 . Baymond was now sent for to whom the same was proposd 
who gave us for answer that should he be sent now for Vizagapatam, and that if we 
designd to dispatch him hence next October it would be very doubtfull whether he 
could arrive here time enough to be dispatchd hence in the aforesaid month, besides 
the danger that he may be exposd to by riding there a single ship, or turning it up 
hither, by reason of the 6ix French ships expected on the Coast this summer, and the 
Sherborne not being as yet returnd to us from Fort S 4 . David, and the Des Bouverie 
having all her Petre & Redwood on board. 

It's therefore resolvd that we load on ship Baworth bound for that Port the 
remaining part of the rice, it's likewise Agreed that wee. send them Five Thousand 
Pagodas to defray Military Charges and Factory Expences, they writing us that they 
are out of Cash. 



40 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AI'RIL 1711- 



The President now produces a letter he ree d . from Habib Cawne Nabob of those 
Northern Countrys, the purport of which is that he offers his freindly mediation to 
accomodate and make up all differences between us and Fuckerla" Cawne which 
letter is as Enterd after this Consultation, it's therefore agreed and resolvd that the 
President doe write him a kind Letter and accept of his said offer on condition that 
Fuckerla Cawne doe deliver up to him to be sent us M 1 '. Holcombes Obligation, with, 
the Comp as . Seal affixd to it, and that the President write a Letter to Puckorla Cawne 
to acquaint him of the terms and conditions aforesaid. 

The Merchants being* sent for was askd why they were so slow and dilatory in 
bringing in their Investment, gave us for answer that Cotton being so dear disheart- 
end the Weavers for that reason, but this being the proper Season for gathering in 
the present Cotton crop we need not doubt they would bring in cloth fast enough, 
and being ask'd how they were enclind to the undertaking another Investment of 
about Pifty Thousand Pag 8 , they said they were altogether unwilling to engage any 
further untill the Investments made in the late President Pitt's & President Addison's 
time were adjusted, but in regard there hath been no Contract in writing between, 
the Govern 1 . & Council and the said Merchants since the practice of the Companys 
advanceing money beforehand ceasd, so that nothing more was done than that a List 
of what goods we would have provided was deliverd them to which they gave their 
verball promise to bring in as many goods as they could procure but would not come 
under the Obligation of any penalty in case of failure, because they adventurd their 
own money into the Country and not the Comp a3 . It's therefore Agreed and Orderd 
that the Accomptant doe forthwith make up the acco ts . of said Investments and lay 
them before this Board. 

Agreed and Orderd that Peter Prichard, John Baptista Baileur, <& Frederick. 
Chaquett be entertaind to serve in the Gunroom Crew. 

M r . Martin Warehousekeep 1 . pays into Cash Two Thousand Pag 8 : on acco'.- 
Silver sold. 

Will : Phaser. 
Edm d : Mountagub. 

[Lacuna] 
Bob 1 . Ka worth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulklev. 
W M . Jennings. 

From Nabob Habib Cawne [at] Bajamahendrum. 
Eec b 6 th Feb et . tf\\. 

"When Eahiman Cooly was here, then come a Vackeel from Vizagapatam 
belonging to the English and acquainted me that the debt owing to Fuckerla Cawne 
was just 6000 Pag 3 , without promts &c a . so I bid him bring the said sum, otherwise 
I told him if he desird me I'd pay it, and that he must procure it for me from his 
Master, so adjust the aeco\ with Fuckerla Cawne. since which time he has not 
appeard to me, nor has the English at Vizagapat :u . cleard the aceo'. of which you may 
enquire of the s cl : Eahemau Cooly, when people have that confidence as to leave 
their money in your Factory, and afterwards to make so many storys and scruples to 
pay it, who can creditt you again, notwithstanding send your Trusty Yackeel to me 
to pay the money according to equity and justice, yo r . Gomosta at Vizagapatam 
will not clear the acco'. but designs to fight which is not proper among Merchants as 
you are, if you desire me Pie pay the money, and you may pay me again, when you 
please, so that this trouble is but cleard, what can I write more. 

The two following notes were sent by the Govern 1, : to the Gentlemen of 
Council. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 41 

FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711 

S rB . 

Nowargee a person of great Trust -with his Master Cawne Bahawdir as being 
Chamberlain and Steward for collecting his Jaggeir in these Countrys which amo ts : to 
no less than tw[o] Lack of Pagodas, and as I am told is in more favour with 
[Cawne] Bahawdir than the present Duan is, whose Counsells has a great influence 
upon his Master than the latter, and as so may he [of] good use to the Comp a . if 
happily he may prevail so farr with Cawne Bahawdir as to restore to us the five New 
Villages, and therefore I'm advisd to present him to the amo* : of Pag s . 100 which in 
my opinion I think necessary. 

William Fraser. 

Epmund Mountague. 

William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. 
Tort S r . George, Thomas Frederick. 

7 rH Aprill 1711. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley. 

William Jenings. 

William Warre. 

They being in great want of Cash to defray their Charges [at] Vizagapatam it's 7 IH 
agreed that a sum of Five Thousand Pag 9 , of Madrass coin if procureable or Rupees 
Fifteen Thousand be sent them on ship Kaworth, and also the remaining part of the 
rice they wrote for, and that this be Enterd as an order of last Consultation. 

William Fraser. 

Edmund Mountague. 

William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. 
Fort S t . George, Thomas Frederick. 

7 th Aprill 1711. Richard Hunt. 

Edward Bulklev. 

William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

Dispatchd %> Sloop bound for Vizagap™. a Generall Letter to the Cheif and 7 ra 

Council of that place dated yesterday. 

Ship Salamutt Cojah Simon Noquedah arrivd from Pegue. 8 th 

Ship Golden Lyon arrivd from Emoy. 10 th 

Ship Raworth Cap'. Tempest Ellingsworth Comm r . saild for Vizagapatam & — 

Bengali, by whom sent a Generall Letter to the Cheif and Council of the former dated 

7 th . inst 1 . 

Ship Gopaulee Swamee arrivd from Ganjam. llrn 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Council at Fort S*. David of . 

this days date. 

At a Consultation Thursday 

12™ 
Present 

William Eraser Esq, 11 : Gov" : & President. 

Edmund Mountague Willtam Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick 

Eichaed Hunt. Edward Bolkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 
D r : Chadsley sends in a List of Medicines, much wanted for the use of the 
Hospitall which is deliverd to M r . [. . .] for his perusall who is desired to assist 
M r . Chadsley in the procuring what he shall think necessary of them to serve the 
Garrison untill the Europe ships may arrive. 
1711—11 



ii Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711- 



M r . William Jennings late Storekeeper pays into Cash Four Hundred Pagodas 
on that acco f . 

"William Eraser Esq 1 '. Mintmaster reads that Aeco'. for last month and pays into 
Cash Two Hundred & Twenty Seven Pag B . 27 fa. acco*. Coynage Gold and delivers the 
Warehousekeeper Kup B . 935 : acco'. Coynage Silver. 

Orderd that Five Hundred Pag B . be advancd M r . Thorn" : Frederick Paymaster to 
defray Charges Garrison. 

Oliver Colt Surgeon of the Hallifax's petition read which is as Enterd after this 
Consultation, the consideration of w ch . is referrd untill another time. 

The Sec ry : acquaints the Board that he has severall times demanded of Colloway 
and Vincatty Chitty what due to the Hon blB : Comp\ for rent of Egmore &c a . Villages, 
and that they refuse to pay the same, Orderd that they atteud next Consultation 
day, and get their reasons for the same. 

M r . William Martin Warehousekeeper pays into Cash Five Thousand Pagodas 
acco 1 . Silver sold- 

Agreed and Orderd that Charles Gray, Roger Laye, and Jam[es] Farquere be 
entertaind in the Gunroom & David Pearo Soldier of this Garrison. 

The Govern 1 ", produces a List of goods to be provided by the ^ m0 . next August 
which is approvd of and Enterd after this Consultation, The Merchants being now 
sent for, the same was deliverd them to consider of and give their finail answer next 
Consultation day. 

Cap'. Alexander Hamilton delivers in a Petition relating to acco ts . between 
Malpapoy the Dutch Comp a8 . Broker at Cochin and M r . John Maxwell dec d . which is 
as Enterd after this Consultation, and the further consideration of the same is referrd 
untill another time. 

M r . Henry Davenport delivers in a paper in the nature of [a] Remonstrance 
wherein he doth not acquiesce to what resolvd by us oh the 2 d . inst'. but charges us 
with partiality and other tart reflections, but because a clear understanding is as 
necessary to inform and guide the mind to a right judgment, as Light is to the eyes to 
guide and direct our ways, Wee doe therefore affirm it as a certain and positive truth 
that wee were no ways misguided by any partiallity or prejudice and that for the 
reasons following Yizt. 

First. That the Hon b,e : Comp a : by their Generall Letter dated the 4 th of Feb r y. 
3.708 ree d . ^ Ship Heathcote accompanying their Commissiou by said ship for esta- 
blishing their Government in this place doe name and appoint eight persons with the 
Govern 7 : to be the number of their standing Council here., and upon the death of the 
late Govern 1 ". Addison who dy'd here 17 th Octob r . 1709 and upon M r . Mountagues 
going hence to Fort S 4 . David to Succeed as Dep ty : Govern r . there, and the present 
Govern 1 ", having upon the death of M r . Addison succeeded to the Chair as the Hou be . 
Companys Commission does direct, by which two of the said number of Council were 
wanting therefore we did on the 23 d . & 29 th . Decemb 1 ". following elect Mes& rs : Harrison 
& Warre to fill up the number vacant 

Second. The ship Susannah arriving here the 6 th . July last from England who 
brought us the Hon ble : Comp as : Generall Letter dated 9 th . Jan ri ". 1709 which did 
Appoint M r . Richard Fanner Dep ty . Govern 1 ", of Fort S'. David, by which M r . Mounta- 
gue returning hither to take his place as Second at this Board, and the said Letter 
naming M r . Henry Davenport to be continued of Council, but in regard he having laid 
down the Hon ble : Companys Service for the reasons given in his Petition, which is as 
Ent d . after our Consultation of the 22 d . Septemb 1 " 1709, made us resolve on the 2 d 
inst'. to stand by what wee had. done as ^> our Consultation of the 2o th . Augu-t last 
to which wee referr. 

Third. And as to M r . Marshalls petitioning for leave to lav down the Service 
and to goe a Voyage to China, which he did in a very civil and gratetull manner 
as does appear by both his Petitions enterd Vizt, the first after the Consultation on the 



Dicmj and Consultation Book, 1711 43 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711 

3 d . March 1703, the other on the 26 th . of June 1704, but ou advice of their having 
been Pyrates gone for the Streights of Malacca made M r . Marshall suspend his first 
design for that time and there being an Order of Consultation then for his continuing 
of Council during his stay on shore, untill he proceed[ed] on the ship Queen to China 
which was on the 28 th . June 1704, whe[n] having returnd laid no claim to the Service, 
altho mentiond in Comp aB : Generall Letter ^p - Fleet Friggat, which we take notice 
of as a wrong assertion in the aforesaid paper. 

Fourth. As to what alledg'd in relation to Mess rs : Brabourne, Mountague, and 
Bulkley who had likewise laid down, the Companys Service, they being appointed of 
Council for this place as ^ the Commission rec d . by the Heathcote as aforesaid, and 
it can't be deny'd but that theHon ble : Company are Masters of their own Orders and 
Laws to their Servants, by which we cannot perceive they give us leave to exceed the 
number of nine including their President to be the establishd Government of this place. 

Fifth. As to M r . Davenport's valuing himself so much on taking up one of the 
Comp as . Ships for China, the President doth affirm th[at] on the 2 d . Novenib 1 ' 1709 
when he arrivd here from Fort S\ David he found a project laid and a design formd 
to hire a Danes ship called the Golden Lion for a Voyage to China, and had actually 
agreed for the sa,id ship for the sum of Pag s . 4500, which design so clearly laid and 
formd the President and Council had no other way to break [it] than by refusing to 
sell them any of the Comp as . Silver any otherwise than to those that should take up the 
ship Hallifax for Yoyage to China which at last they did, and as to the Advantages 
that accrud thereby to the Company, that would have been so wh[ether] the said M r . 
Davenport had gone or not, who otherwise ought rather to have been tbankfull to 
the Subscribers of such a Stock that Amounted to Pag s . 128000 who allowd him the 
moiety of so large a Commission as 5 ^ Cent on the said Stock, when at the same time 
severall others who had been Supra Cargoes at China before, offerd their Service, and 
would thankfully have accepted to have gone that Voyage on the same terras and 
encouragement as he did. 

Sixth. As to his looking on himself to be one of the Hon bIe : Comp as . Servants, 
and as so expects his Sallary, Dyet money, &c a . Allowances, to which wee can say no 
more than that matter will be best determind so soon as the Hon ble : Couip as next 
expected shipping shall happily arrive here, however, it is Agreed that his said paper 
be enterd after this Consultation. 

The President produces his Letter wrote to Nabob Habib Cawne as agreed on 
last Consultation, which is now read and approvd and is as Enterd after this 
Consultation. 

Will : Fraser. 
E'>m d : Mountague. 
W : Martin. 

L0B T : PiAWORTH. 
THO : iREbERICK. 

Kich d : Hunt. 

[Lacuna] 
W M : Jennings. 
To the Hon ble : Govern 8 : & Council 

or Fort S t . Georgk. 
HoN ble : S r : & Gentlemen 
The Humble Petition oe Oliver Colt 
Humbls Representeth 

That having been very ill treated by his Command 1, : Cap 4 ' Hudson, who after 
previous abuses & insufferable affronts of the grossest Mature did challenge yo r : 
Petit 1 , to a Duell at the Factory in Canton, Yo r . Petit', tho having the just and 
common resentment of such proceedings, did by the prudent advice of the Gentle- 
men our Supra Cargoes, decline answering the said Challenge, as being a practice 



u 



Becords of Fori St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711 

known of the last and worHt consequence to the publick Concern, and without giving 
the least Disturbance sufferd confinement on board of ship till her arrivall in this 
Port. 

Your Petit r . humbly beggs that in consideration hereof yo r . Hon r . &c a . will be 
pleasd to order his Discharge from the Hallifax, Cap 1 . Hudson having by his ill treat- 
ment renderd him uncapable of serving him any longer, he being generally known and 
even to his freinds of so insulting and haughty a disposition, that no man of common 
spirit and manners can bear with, for had not the Gentlemen our Supra Cargoes 
interposd their Authority and Protection yo 1 ' : Pet 1 , must have undoubtedly mett with 
most barbarou.8 treatment and ill usage during his said Confinement. 

Yo r : Petit 1 ' : desires further to inform you that his Mate is sufficiently qualifvd 
for the employ, having officiated as Snrgeon on board one of her Majestys Ships, 
and since his being on board the Hallifax has given sufficient proofs of his good 
behaviour and capacity. 

Your Petit 1 , offers his Service in any other Station where your Hon 1 ' 8 : shall 
please to employ him, and as in Duty bound 

shall ever pray &c a . 

List of goods to be provided against ^ mo : Aug 81 , next. 



P s - 



Long cloth Ord ry . 


. 9330 at Pag 


. m 


Ditto Midling 


. 2000 


38 


Ditto Brown 


. 2000 


81* 


Ditto Fine 


1670 


60 


Sallampores Ord 17 


. 10000 


Hi 

m 


Ditto Midling 


. 3340 


Ditto Brown 


1670 


141 


Ditto Fine 


. 2000 


29 


Betteelas of 40 Cov . . 


1340 


m 


Ditto 50 


. 2000 » 


4ii 


Ditto Oringall 


. 1340 


60 


Betteelas 24 Cov 


175 


45 


Morees Ord 17 . 


. 2000 


19 


Ditto Fine 


. 1000 


33 


Ditto for Chinta 


300 


33 


Ginghams 16 Cov. . . 


1000 


24 


Ditto 40 


300 


50 



Corge Bag s 



14361: 


18 





3800: 








3150 : 








5010 : 








7250: 








2922 : 


18 





1210: 


18 





2900: 








2177: 


18 





4125: 








4020: 








382: 


18 





1900: 








1650: 








495: 








1200: 








750: 








57304 : 


18: 





2865: 


8: 


8 



Deduct 5 & Cent . . 

Pag 8 . 54439 : 9: 72 

To the Hon bie : William Fraser Esq* : 

Govern", op Port S t . George &c\ Council. 
May it please yo 1 '. Hon 1 : &c a . 

Yo 1 '. Petit 1 , being here in the month of August 1707 was sued by M 1 '. John 
Maxwell for payment of a ballance of an account due by Malpapoy to him, which 
yo r . Petit 1 ', had obligd himself to see paid in case the said Malpapoy did not pay 
according to their Contract yo r . Petit 1 , knew nothing of any certain sum but was 
satisfyd that the Ballance could not reach above 6001) Piup s . but said Maxwell 
bringing in false acco ts . which he profferd to swear to yo 1 . Petit 1 ', was obligd to pay 
him 10166 Eup K . which award and receipt of M 1 '. Maxwells for said sum when 
deliverci to Malpapoy in Cochin made him apply himself to the Commodore and 
Council there who before had discussd that matter, and had the Aeco 1 . Curr'. in 
their possession, in which acco'. he made no demand of Commission nor pocket 
money &c a . errors which are to be found in his acco'. here, but they drew out a fair 
acco'. and with a Letter of advice sent it to Govern r .Pitt a Copy of said aoco t . is 
hereunto annexd. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



15 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711 ■ 

My most humble request therefore is that yo r . Hon 1 '. &e a . will please judiciously 
to weigh the matter and order the Kstate of said Maxwell to reimburse me in what 
I overpayd him, with interest since the terme of payment of said sum of 10166 Rup s . 
(pro rato) as he was allowd Interest in his acoo ts . and yo 1 '. Petit 1 ', will be for ever 
obligd to pray for yo 1 '. Hon 1 '. &c a „ and remain 

Yo 1 ' : most Obsequious Humble Serv\ 
Alex". Hamilton. 



Acco T . Curr t . Malpapoy & M E . John Maxwell Cochin 1709 



1705 
Ap 11 . 

28* 



To John Maxwell for y e . 
following particulars. 

A resp tia bond for the 

principall 
Eesp ti!l at 14 <^' Cent. . 



at 18 fans 8 , to a Rupee. 

To wages 4 mo s . as 
Master of y e Josiah. 

To charges at Bombay. 

To interest on the ball 
from v e 28 th of April 
1705 "to the 28 th of 
Aug st 1707 at 9 ^ 
C*. W Ann 



fanams. 



142454 
1 9943 



162397 



9022 1 



240 
20 



984 12 



10266 13 



1707 




-Aug st Malpapoy D° to the 




above ball e 


5712 3 


Ballance due to this 




acco*. 


4443 13 


Interest from 28 th 




Aug st .1707 to [. .. ] 





O 




RS. 


A. 


1591 





334 






1705 By Cash p a . by Alex r . 

Hamilton at Surat 

Interest on D°. from the 

28 th of Aprill 1705 to 

the 28' h of Aug st . 1707. 



1706 

July Cash p d . by Malpapoy in 

Cochin . . . . " . . 2222 

Interest on d°. 13 months. 216 

May 18 th By 40 Venetians p d . 

as & ree' 

Interest 15 months 10 

days 
By cloth rec d . of Veue- 



Ballance due by Malpapoy. 



1707 

Aug Bt 28 th By Cash p d 
Alex r . Hamilton 



by 



Rup s . 



1925 



160 




17 6 




14 4 


2629 1 






4554 1 
5712 




10266 13 



10166 



To the Hon ble : William Phaser Ksa R : 

Govern 11 : of Tort S t . George &c 4 



Council. 



Hon ble : S R . &c\ 

The 6 th . instant M r . Sec ry : Warre sent me Copys of severall Paragraphs of 
vour Consultations Dated 25 th . August, 26 th March, and 2 d April last, relating to the 
Hon bLe : Comp as . orders for continuing me in ttie Council of Port S\ George, which 
I demanded as my right when I was before you the 26 th past month, offering then 
mv Service to the Company, as being the first opportunity 1 bad since the arrivall of 
their last years Shipping, but you having denyd me the same, by coming to a posi- 
tive resolution to deprive me thereof, contrary to the Companys orders, or ever 
hearing what I could say against those reasons you endeavour to give for my not 
sitting° and acting as one of the Council of this place, obliges me here Uon ble : S r . 
&c a Gentlemen to tell you I think there seems a great deal of partiallity in your 
afores d . orders of Council, you wholly refusing me Avhat before you had granted in 
the like case to two of your Council setting at your Board Viz' M r . Mounlague & 
D r . Bulkley who had both of them laid down the Comp a9 . Service before the late 
Commission you quote came out, and of which the Company could have no advices 
thereof. M r . Marshall in the late Governments time was designd for China, and 
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■ FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711- 



had lay'd down the Comp as : Seviee, who not going was reinstated, many other 
instances [I ] can give you. but at this time beleive these are sufficient. As for my 
making a Voyage to China, one would have thought that would have enclind you to 
have done one a service rather than a prejudice since it employd the Hou ble : Comp a9 : 
ship lying upon your hands, for which we payd so considerable a freight, together 
with the advantages will accrue by the Customs on her returning Cargoe, The 
Hon ble : Comp a : you find had appointed M 1 '. Brabourne Second of this place and 
Dep ty . Govern 1, of Fort S\ David notwithstanding he had employd a Seperate Stock Ship, 
and himself gone upon her, which they thought not so great a crime as to hinder 
his being reinstated in their Service, so had that poor unfortunate Gentleman liv'd, 
suppose his absence must have deprivd him of the Succession, as being paralell case 
with my own, I doe hereby declare notwithstanding your aforesaid entrys of 
Consultation, I look upon my self the Hon ble . Companys Servant, as having profferd 
my Service to them, so expect my Salary, Dyet money, and all Allowances the 
Hon ble : Comp a are pleasd to grant to those in my Station, which doubt not but will 
be granted in a month or two, notwithstanding what has been now done to 

Hon ble : S r . &o\ 
Fort S t . George Yo r . most Humble Servant 

8 th . April 1711. Hen: Davenport 

To his Excell". Abbid Cawne 

Nabob of Callinga & Tellore all health 

It is now almost two months past that I rec d . the honour of yo r . very obliging kind 
Perwanna wherein you were pleasd to offer me your freindly mediation, in order to 
compose and accomodate all differences between Fuckerla Cawne and the English at 
Vizagapatam, relating to what remains as a Ballance due to Fuckerla Cawne which 
our people of that Factory say is Pag s . 6500 which because wee now find and not 
before that the B 4 . Hon ble . English East India Comp as . Chop or Seal is affixd to the 
Obligation given by M r . Holcombe the former Cheif of that Factory for the money he 
(and not the Comp a .) receivd of Fuckerla Cawne, I am therefore willing for the honour 
of our said English East India Comp a , and the credit of their common Seal or Chop, to 
accept of your very kind offer as mentiond in your Perwanna where you promise to 
pay for me the remaining Ballance due to Fuckerla Cawne which is the aforesaid sum 
of Pag s . 6500 but conditionally on the following terms Yizt. that first of all the said 
Seer Lascar Fuckerla Cawne shall raise the seige, cease from all acts of hostillity, 
remove and withdraw his army from our bounds, and march them to their former 
usuall distance, as when we were in perfect peace, and good freindship, that Fuckerla 
Cawne deliver up to your hands the Obligation given him by M r . Holcombe with the 
Companys Seal or Chop affixd to it, on these terms and conditions yo r Excell cy . may 
draw Bills upon me for the abovesaid amount of Pag s . 6500 payable to any person at 
anv time that shall bring me your order under your own Chop, together with the 
afores d . Obligation with our Companys Seal given Fuckerla Cawne, w ch . done 
I promise and engage my faith, word, and honour, God willing, punctually to comply 
and make vou all good and full payment, besides I shall always take it as a special! 
mark of your favour and great goodness to me never to be forgotten, because that 
when these troubles are happily at an end, the poor innocent Natives in those parts 
so long deprivd of the means of a livelyhood may again Come to live comfortably 
because 'tis said Blessed are the Peace makers Pray God keep you always under his 
kind care, with an Increase of the Kings Love and favour, what need I say more. 

14 th . Ship Unity arrivd from Pegue. 

15th _ Ship Pattee Mahaurup Allee Mahomud Noquedah arrivd a Bengali. 

. — Ship Mahomuddee John Baptista Pilot saild for Pegue. 

Ship Bazalu Seid Jaffar Noquedah arrivd from Pegue. 
— Ship Becovery Irshapa Noquedah arrivd from Fort S'. David by whom rec d . a 

Generall Letter from the Dep ty : Govern 1 '. & Council there dated 1 3 th . inst'. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



17 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711 

Eeceivd a Generall Letter from Cap'. Henry Cornewall at Fort S'. David dated igth 
12 th . inst'. 

Ship Eoman Bux, Wildad Cawne Noquedah arrivd from Tenassery. 17th 



At a Consultation 



Present 



William Fraser Esq/ 
Edmund Mountague. 
eobert eaworth. 
Eichard Hunt. 
William Jennings. 



Gov' : & President. 
William Martin. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Warre. 



M r . Eichard Hunt Land Customer reads that acco'. for last month Vizt. 

Choultry Custom Pag s . 224 : 8 : 58. 

Rubye Erokers . . . . . . . . . . ,, 4 -. 27 

Registering Slaves . . . . . . . . — : 32 



Pag s . 229 : 32 : 14. 



and pays into Cash on that acco'. Four hundred twenty nine Pag s . 25 : 2. 

M r . Joseph Hiller late Provis 11 : Storekeeper pays into Cash Ninety three Pa°- 3 . 

fa. ca. & 

23 : 4. and is for ball 3 , of his acco'. Stores sold. 

Agreed and Orderd that One Thousand Pag s . be advancd M r . Thomas Frederick 
Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

M r . William Jennings late Storekeeper pays into Cash Five Hundred thirty four 

fa. oa. 

Pag 6 . 32. 39. and is for Ball 6 , of his Acco'. Stores sold. 

M r . Bulkley Storekeeper reads that acco*. for last month and pays into Cash 
acco' : Stores sold Five hundred Pag 5 : 

M r . William Martin Warehousekeep 1 '. pays into Cash Thirty Two Thousand Four 
Hundred Pag s . acco'. Silver sold. 

M r . Robert Eaworth Sea Customer reads that acco'. for last month Vizt. 
Custom 011 goods imported & exported . . Pag s . 

Ditto on Grain ,, 

Anchorage . . . . „ 

Pag B . 3544 : 35 : 78. 



3439 : 


13 


80 : 


4 


25; 


18 



Wednes- 
day 18 IH . 



The matter of the Halifax's damage of Salt petre, & her short Tonnage [from 
Bengali being taken into consideration, but in regard to Cap'. Hudson being so much 
afflicted with the Gout that he cannot conveniently give his attendance at this Board 
It's therefore Agreed and Orderd that the acco'. of said damage and short Tonnage be 
deliverd to Mess 1 ' 8 : Eaworth, Hunt, & Bulkley doe examine this matter with the said 
Capt n . and report his answer. 

It's likewise Agreed and Orderd that the Petition of Cap'. Hamilton against the 
Estate of John Maxwell Dec d . be referrd to Mess rs . Frederick & Jennings, and that 
they report to us the state of that matter. 

Erlepa &c a . Beetle & Tobacco Farmers pav into Cash Five Hundred eighty three 
Pag 9 . 12 f\ on that Account. 

Cap'. Henry Hudson delivers in a paper in answer to the Petition of Oliver Colt 
Surgeon of his Ship Hallifax the determination of which is deferrd untill another 
time, and the said paper is as Enterd after this Consultation. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711 

The said Oliver Colt delivers in a Second paper setting forth his reasons why he 
cannot continue any longer in said ship which by reason of. it's length is Orderd to 
be Enterd in our Copy book of Letters rec d . N°. \~Jacuna] 

General! Letter from the Dep ty : Govern 1 . &c a . Council at Fort S\ David rec d . the 
15 th . inst*. read, advising their [having] drawn a Bill of Exchange on us for 
Pag 8 . 385 : 28. pay[able] to Charles Boone Agreed the same be accepted and paid. 

Jeremy Whichcote being Order 'd a Factor for this place by the Hon ble : Comp^ • 
Generall Letter dated the 7 th . Aprill 1 708 rec\ ty ship Litchfeild the 24 th . Becemb* : 
following who being then in Bengali arrivd here on ship Eugene the 6 th . October 
1709, and the United Council there advising us that they had lent him out of the 
Hon ble : Comp as : Cash Bup s : 200 since which time the Sec ry . has stopd his Salary as 
the same became due, and the said Whichcote appearing now before us makes his 
humble request that his Salary might be paid him being in great want of it to supply 
himself with Necessarys and withall offers us his Bills drawn on M r . Bobert Hedges 
for the said 200 Bup s . to be paid into the Hon ble : Comp* 8 . Cash in Bengali, upon the 
whole it's Agreed that the said bills be taken, but that his Salary be stopd untill we 
have advices that the President & Council in Bengali have r.ee d . the amount of said 
bills into the Comp as : Cash there. 

The Merchants now appearing before us, and their answer being requird as to 
the List of goods deliverd them to be provided for the September shipping, thev 
gave us again for answer that they wou'd not undertake any new Investment untill 
all their acco ts . are cleard upon which the Aecomptant was again orderd to hasten the 
adjusting of said acco tB . with the utmost Expedition. 

Agreed and Orderd that Paul de Bosairo and Antonio de Saudee Topasses be 
entertaind to serve as Soldiers in this Garrison. 

Will : Eraser. 
Edm d : Mountague. 
W. Martin. 

BoB T . Ba WORTH. 

Tho : Frederick. 
Bich b . Hunt. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

To William Eraser Esq/ : President 

& Govern* : of Fort S t . George &c a . Council. 

Hon ble : S ES . 

Heing advisd last Consultation day that my Doctor had deb'verd in a Petition 
to yo r . Hon 1 '. &c a . for his discharge from the ship Hallifax alledging his being ill 
treated by his Comand r . when you was pleasd to send for me I did then by word 
of mouth give yo r . Hon r . &c a . the whole acco 4 . of the occasion of the difference 
between us as now I doe in Writing. At Canton my Boatswain being verv ill of a 
Flux I askd him as usually I did how he did, he told me he was very ill, the Doctor 
standing by swore by God he was much better, and that he did not doe him justice 
for that he was much better than he was, I spoke very mildly to him for some time' 
he still persisting in his way of swearing I askd him what he meant & told him he 
talkd very saucily and so left him, his carriage to me afterwards as if he never knew 
me, and always past by me daring of me, I sent for him up and askd him the reason 
of his Carriage to me, he told me he did not care what he did, and talkd to me in his 
former Language, which treatment urgd me to strike him, his Carriage still being 
very imperious for fear of any further disputes I thought it best to send him on board 
which I did but without any manner of confinement as he declares in his Petition, he 
having the same Liberty as all the rest of the Soldiers on board the ship, now whether 
it is proper for the Hallifax to proceed to Europe with eighty men in time of warr 
with a valuable Cargoe of the Comp as . I leave to yo 1 '. Hon r . &e a . consideration 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711. 



49 



-iORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711 



having been so many Presidents of Sailors denying defending of their Ships, not 
haveing of a Surgeon on board since my arrivall here I have sent my Purser twice to 
tell him that he might goe on board and that I should forgett what had passd, and 
that he should be with me as he had been formerly his Answer was positively he 
would not goe on board without being forcd, my Cheifmate, Gunner, Carpenter & 
Boatswain being now very ill and forcd to make use of other people, I desire yo r . 
Hon r . &c a . to take it into your consideration and that my Surgeon may be sent on 
board, I being very well informd that he only makes this difference his pretence, for 
that he has all the Voyage had a design to stay in the Country, my Officers on board 
hearing of the Doctors petition to yo r : Hon r . &c\ for his discharge sent me on shore 
the inelosd Letter, I am heartily sorry I am forcd to give yo r . Honr r . &c a . so much 
trouble, tho I must needs own it's with no small regret having commanded a Ship 
now Seventeen years, and never mett with the like occasion nor indeed such Treatment 
from Officers I am 



Fort S t . George, 
18™ Aprill 1711. 



Hon blB : S r . &c\ 
Yo r : most Obed 4 . Hum ble : Serv' 
Henry Hudson. 



Ship Nos Sen r : de Bosairo, Antonio Cruz Comm r : arrivd from Macao. 

Ship Industry, William Dixon Mast', saild for Bengali. 

Arrivd this day Ship S b George last from Gallee and sent on shore the Hon blB : 
Comp as : Packet by the Purser, and the box being opend in the presence of the 
Govern 1 ", and five of the Council the particular letters were deliverd out as directed, 
but the opening of the Generall Packet was deferrd untill to morrow morning. 

Ship Mary Cap'. Oldham Coram', arrivd from Malacca. 

Ship Saibu Jeen, Hodjee Nassaree Noquedah arrivd from Pegue 

Ship Maddapollam, Andapa Noquedah arrivd from Ditto. 

Ship Amadee Savauee, Mahomud Hussein Noquedah arrivd from Ballasore. 

Beeeivd a Generall Letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepat m . dated the 6 th . & 9 th . 
inst*. 



19". 

21" 

Sunday 

22 D . 



At a Consultation 

Present 

William Eraser Esq*. Gov" : & Prfsid t . 
Edmund Mountague. William Martin 
Bobert Ra worth. Thomas Frederick. 

Bichard Hunt. [Lacuna] 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

The Council being all mett only M r . Bulkley being Indisposd. 

The Hon ble : Comp as . Packet is found to contain as ^ List which is as Enterd 
after this Consultation, and the Generall Letter being perusd is found to be the same 
as we rec d . 3{j> ships Susannah, Des Bouverie & Europe. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeep'. doe forthwith unload all the 
Goods and Treasure come upon the S\ George and that Mess". Hunt & Jennings with 
the Warehousekeep r . doe view and examine the condition of the said bales and 
Treasure and report the same to this Board. 

They being in great want of money at Eort S'. David and are therefore very 
urgent with us to send them a Supply It's therefore Agreed and Orderd that Ten 
Thousand Pagodas be sent them by the first good Sea Conveyance which we beleive 
may be a Danes Ship bound for Trincombarr in a day or two. 

The Merchants being now sent for were again ask'd what resolution they were 
come to as to the undertaking for a new Investment according to the List deliverd 
them the 12 th inst*. and for their encouragement we promisd to pay them ready 
1711—13 



Monday 



50 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711 

money as fast as they could bring it in, and the same should be sorted and embaled, 
to which again they gave for answer that they could not promise certainly, but they 
would use their utmost endeavours and bring in what goods they could gett, which 
are now very scarce in regard of the dearness of Cotton which is at Pag B . 26 ^ Can. 
which brings us under a great Dilemma in regard that no New Merchants can be 
found to undertake for" a New Investment because our present Merchants have 
preingagd all the Looms the further pressing of this matter is deferrd to another 
Consultation. 

Generall Letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepat m . dated the 6 th . & 9 th . inst*. rec d . 
the 22 a . Ditto now read. 

M r . Martin Warehousekeep r . pays into Cash Two Thousand Pag 8 , acco'. Silver 
sold. 

M r . Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas 
on that aeco'. 

Will : Eraser. 
Edm d . Mountague. 
W. Martin. 
Eob t : E A WORTH. 
Tho : Frederick 
Rich". Hunt. 
[Lacuna] 
William Warre. 

List of the Packet to the Port by the S 1 . George. 

N°. 1. Comp as . Generall Letter to the Port dated the 9 th . Jan ry . 1709. 

2. Invoice of the S\ George amo te . to £68798 : 9 : 1. 

3. Bill of Loading of Ditto ship to be sent by the Capt n . apart. 
1. Copy of the 8*. Georges Charterparty. 

5. List of goods to be provided at the Port. 

6. List of Factors, Writers, & Free Merchants for the Fort. 

7. Manifest of Bullion & Goods licensd to be shipd on board the S\ George. 

8. List of Soldiers for the Fort on the S*. George being in N°. 50 signd by 

M r . Terry. 

9. Orders signd by the Proprietors of the ship Concord to Mess™. John 

Johnson, & James Collinson Supra Cargoes & Cap 1 . Edward Arlond the 
Command r . dated the 22 a . Decemb r . 1709. 

10. An Acco\ of Corrall laden on board the B*. George ^ Abraham de Moses 

Franco & Joshuah Gomez Serra amounting to £183 : 6. 

11. The Accompt 4 . Generalls letter signd bv the Court of Directors dated the 

9 th . Jan rv . 1709 to the President & Council of Fort 8*. George. 

12. Abstract of the Loyall Cookes Inv° to China dated the 30 th . Dec'. 1703 

sent and referrd to in the Accompt 4 '" : Letter. 

13. Copy of the weight of 18 chests of Silver sent the 26 th . Aug st . 1706 from 

Fort S\ George to the Bay sent and referrd to in the Accompt ,s : Letter. 
11. A small box cont a . patterns of 167 bales of Cloth & 10 bales of Stuffs on 
board the S*. George. 

15. Printed Copy of the Comanders bond. 

16. Printed Copy of the Comp 58 . 10 th . by law and order of Eneouragem'. 

17. An Order of" Court of the 19 ,h . Jan ry . 1708 signd by the Sec ry . 

18. Comp as . Generall to the Fort, dated 9 th . Jan ry . 1709. 

19. Packet from the Secret Committee dated 10 th . Jan ry . 1709 directed 

to the Govern 1 , of Fort S*. George for the time being this with 
N°. 18 were inclosd, seald up in a cover and directed (Vizt) For 
the Hon ble : the Govern 1 '. & Council for all the Forces and Affairs of 
the English Nation at Fort S\ George &c a . 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 51 



FOUT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711 

20 Letter directed to the Govern 1 , and Secret Council of the Danish East 

India Comp a . at Tranquebarr. 

21 Packet directed to the Hon ble : Anth : Weltden Esq r . President and 

Mess 1 ' 6 . Hedges, Sheldon, Russell, Addams, Pattle, Chitty, Bugden, 
and Calvert of Council at Port William in the Bay of Bengali to be 
forwarded thither by the first good opportunity it is in the Box. 

22 Conrp" 8 . Generall to the Port dated the 11 th . Jan ry . 1709. 

Ship Annapurna Cap'. Gaywood Comand 1 '. arrivd from Bengali. 24 r 

Ship Betty Cap'. Meverell Comand r . arrivd from Ditto. ~~ 

Ship S'\ Cruz Aga ISTuree Noquedah arrivd from Pegue — 

Receivd a Generall Letter from M r . Paucet at Maddapoll m dat a . 13 th 25 T 

inst'. 
Dispatchd a Generall Letter to the Dep' y . Govern 1 '. & Council at Port 26 * 
S'. David, and under that Cover Letters to the Govern rs . & Councils 
of Negapat™. & Trincombarr inclosing Letters of Advice to all Supra 
Cargoes & Comand rs . of any English ships that may call in at those 
Ports all dated the 24 th . inst'. 
Ship White Raven Cap'. Gardiner Coram', arrivd from Pegue. 27 1 



At a Consultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esq,*. Gov\ & Presid t . Friday 

Edmund Mountague. William Martin. 27ih 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

The Comp as . ship President arriving from Bengali about 3 a clock this afternoon, 
the Council was forthwith summond and being mett the Packet was opend which 
was found to contain a Generall letter from the President and Council there dated the 
6 th . March last as likewise a Packet from the Hon ble : Cornp*. q' e . their Generall 
Letters of the 5 th & 7 th July last to their Govern 1 ", and Council of this place sent out 
^ the Success Advice Boat rec d . this day being all now read, List of said Packet is 
as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeep r . doe forthwith unload all the 
goods, packing Stuff &c a . loaden on board ship President for this place. 

Orderd that all the Comp as . Merch ts . doe appear to morrow in Consultation at 
8 a clock in the morning to which time this Consultation is adjournd. 

The Council being now mett. Saturday 

Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1- . & Council at Port S'. David dated the 
24 th . inst'. rec d . the 26 th . and having been sent about to the Council is now again 
read, wherein they advise to have drawn Bills of Exchange on us for Six Thousand 
Pagodas Agreed the same be accepted when presented, and paid when due. 

Cap'. Goodman having been indisposd since his arrival! here and being now 
better, Orderd that he doe attend next Consultation day and give us his reasons for 
having lost his passage and parting Company with the Hon ble : Comp aB . outward 
bound shipping last year. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, APRIL 1711- 



Disooursd of sending of ship S'. George for the Bay, with all the Eupees now 
coind, and also what bales of Callieoes wee can conveniently spare, 9 the consideration 
of which is deferrd untill another Opportunity. 

M r . Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pag 9 , on 
that account. 

M r . Eobert Eaworth Sea Customer pays into Cash Five Hundred Pagodas oa 
that acco\ 

M r . William Martin Warehousekeep r . pays into Cash 13000 Pag 3 , on acco\ 
Silver sold. 

Some black Merchants now appeariug and desiring to know if we would sell any 
of the Silver rec d . %> ship S'. George the consideration of which is deferrd untill next 
Consultation. 

Orderd that Andrew Fareira Topass be entertaind to serve as a Soldier in. 
this Garrison. 

The Comp aB . Merchants appearing now before us, and being again askd about 
the Investment as formerly proposd, gave us the same answer as on the 23 d . inst\ 

"Will : Phaser. 

EdM b : MoUNTAGUE. 

W : Martin. 
Eob t . Eaworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Bioh b . Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 

[Lacuna] 
William Warre. 

List of the Packet to the Fort by the Success Advice Boat. 

N°. 1 The Comp as . Generall to the Fort dated 5 th . July 1710. 

2 Comp a3 . Generall to Ditto dated 7 th . July 1710. 

3 List of goods to be provided on the Coast. 

4 Packet from the Secret Committee dated the 4 th . July 1710 Directed to 

the President and Council. 

5 Order of Court of the 19 th . Jan ry . 1708 sigud by the Sec ry . 

6 Ihe Sec rys . Letter dated 7 th . July 1710. 



27 tH Ship Vincatty Latchme belonging to Kittee Narran saild for Bengali. 

Eeceivd a Generall Letter from Eichard Farmer Esq r . Mess rs . Berlu & 
Weld dated y e . 26 th . inst\ 
— Ship Patraus Mahomud Yaeob Noquedah arrivd from Tenassery. 

Ship Hussein Meer Hussein Noquedah saild for Metchlep m . 
Ship Golden Lyon belonging to the Danes saild for Trineombarr. 
Dispatchd a letter to the Dep ty . Govern 17 . & Council at Fort S'. David 
signd by the Sec ry . inclosing bill of Loading for 10000 Pag 3 , sent them 
on the Golden Lyon. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
May William Phaser Esq". Gov k . & Presid t . 

Wednes- Edmund Mountague. William Martin. 

day2D- Eobert Eaworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Eichard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

The President reads his acco'. of the B\ Hon bl ° : Comp* 3 . Cash for last month 
ball 6 . 46606 Pa * : 34 fa . 



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53 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, MA Y 1711- 



M r : Thomas Frederick Paymaster 
last Viz 4 . 

Charges Garrison 
Dyet, and Allowances 
Dyet and Stores laid in . . 
Charges Generall 
Fortifications and Repairs 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Extraordinary . . 
Brass Ordinance 
Priaman Settlement 
Vizagapatam Factory . . 
Fort S'. David 
Egmore Redoubt 
Stores laid in 



that acco 4 . for the month of March 



Pag*. 1140 


35: 





263 


34: 





284 


29: 


3 


468 


24: 





360 


19: 


4 


65 


12: 


20 


115 


13: 





124 


32: 





4 


. 16: 





45 


0: 





95 


33: 





396 


4: 





67 


1: 





Pag s . 3433 


1 : 


2" 



M r . Thorn 8 . Frederick Paymaster 



Orderd that Two Thousand Pag s . be advancd 
to defray Charges Garrison, 

Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . at Fort S*. David dated y e . 26 th . ree d . the 
28 th nit , having been sent about to the Council is now again read, containing matter of 
complaint of the insolent carriage and behaviour of Mess r8 : Baker & Cottrell, the truth 
of which is attested by Mess rs : Berlu & Weld, who as so sign the said Letter, for the 
present it is resolvd that in our next Generall Letter that we desire the Dep ty . 
Govern 1, : to deliver Mess" : Baker and Cottrell a copy of said charge for them to give 
their answer thereto. 

In pursuance of last days Consultation the Merch' 3 . therein mentiond now 
appearing before us to have an answer concerning the disposing of some of the Silver 
that came & the S*. George for which they offer 16^ & 10 Pag\ which was the most 
"Wee could bring them to, and in consideration there is a ship daily expected to arrive 
here from Manilha when its beleivd that the price of Silver may be cheaper than it is 
now, It's therefore Agreed for the present that wee dispose of twelve chests at the 
aforesaid rate, and that the Warehousekeeper with Mess rs . Baworth & Hunt doe weigh 
off and deliver them the same accordingly. 

Cap'. Goodman now appearing delivers us in his reasons in writing of his having 
lost his passage, and parting with the Hon ble : Comp as : outward bound shipping, and 
the said Cap 4 , was askd that of the fifty Soldiers that was shippd on board him in 
England for this place, that no more than thirty one was landed here to which like- 
wise he gave us his answer in writing, both which papers are as Enterd after this 
Consultation. 

Thomas Plumbes petition agaiust Wilfred Hart read, relating to a bad debt made 
by the latter at Padang on the West Coast of Sumatra. 

A Letter from the Lord Zoudee Cawne accompanying a Vest from Prince 
Azemoodeen to the Govern 1 '. rec d . <#> ship President from Bengali being translated is 
now read, and is as Enterd after this Consultation, which said Vest being orderd to 
come first privately to Aga Mookeem, Agreed the same be rec d . at the Comp as . N"ew 
Garden with the usuall respect and Solemnity on Saturday next in the Afternoon. 

The Govern r . having taken a great deal of pains to prevail with the Merchants to 
undertake for a new Investment, they could not be prevaild with to promise certain 
to bring in any more than Six Hundred bales on the late Investment by the ']j> mo . 
1711—14 



54 Records of Fort St. George 



- FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT 1711 

Septemb r . next, and Six Hundred on the New Investment by the ^ m °. Jan 17 , next by- 
reason cotton continues still to be so very dear notwithstanding they said they would 
use their utmost endeavours to be better than their promise. 

"Will : Phaser. 

Edm d : Mountague. 

W : Martin. 

Bob 1 : Ea worth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Edw d : Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

William Warre. 

To THE B t . HoN Br '\ THE GOVERN*. & COUNCIL. 

ToR THE AFFAIRS OF THE ENGLISH NATION AT BoRT S T . GEORGE. 

The reasons by being parted from Cap 4 . Baymond in the Latitude of 38°. 42' or 
thereabouts Cap 1 . Baymond and I were seperated being the 16 th . of Teb ry . at eight in 
the morning. 

The night before having contrary winds and thick weather the Commodore made 
his Signall for lying by the fore part of the night. 

At ten the wind sprung up at N.W. 

I lay by till 32 expecting to hear or see the Commodores Signall for making Sail, 
but did not for 'twas dark weather. 

But I made sail keeping in sight of some of the Bleet but at day light the Com- 
modore was a great way a head, I made the best of my way to them expecting to find 
all the East India men there but at eight looking out I saw a parcell of ships to 
"Windward w c \ proved to be them, containing iu all five sail, I then could but just 
see their Hulls, which was impossible for me to think of joyning with them, neither I 
never thought that our Ships would have parted from the men of Warr as soon as 
daylight, till we were all gott together and see how we lay. 

March the 2 rt . I anchord in Madera. 

On the 6 th I saild making the best of our way to the S°ward still in Company 
with the men of Warr. * 

March 11 th . parted with the men of Warr off of Canaryes. 

June 2T\ Anchord in Cape Bon Esperance. 

July 13 th . Saild from thence. 

Sept r . 11 th . I anchord in the Outer road of Gallee. 

Which upon receiving a letter of Advice from the Commadore & Council of that 
place how strong the Trench was, and where they lay upon the Coast of Choroman- 
dell made me goe into Gallee Bay for the interest of my Hon bl,J : Masters, and had 
saild a great deal sooner if I had but the least Advice when the Trench went off the 

Coast. 

A List op What Soldiers belonging unto the S r . George 
Cap'. Goodman Commander. 



1. John Wilkes Serj 1 . 


8. 


Traneis Comins. 


2. John Lewis. 


9. 


John Stevens. 


3. Mall : Dewland. 


10. 


John Esbick. 


4. Beirce Hope. 


11. 


John Lewtes 


5. David Gouge. 


12. 


Her : Helmes al 8 . James 


6. Richard Bickering. 




Beck. 


7. Henry Calsony. 


13. 


Henry Tedding. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 55 




FORT 


&T. GEORGE, 


MA Y 171 J 


14. 


Jacob Partell. 




36. 


Leonard Prizland "I , ,, , 
John Mackenms j at Madere " 


15. 


Nicholas Eorster. 




Ji7. 


16. 


Samuell Russell. 




38. 


Ambrose Ross ] 


17. 


Edward Wright. 




39. 


Her : Helmes 


18. 


Charles Evans. 




40. 


John Clink 


19. 


John Staples. 




41. 


Jacc b Harbour )-at P'. de 


20. 


Benjamin Coldy. 




42. 


Mick Hollander Gallee. 


21. 


George Valentine. 




43. 


Simon Sweedell 


22. 


Robert Mackferly. 




44. 


Thomas Simpson. J 


23. 


John Beverton. 






Dischargd. 


21 


John Mills. 




45. 


William Greenland^ 


25. 


Richard Kennedy. 




46. 


Henry Dannelson | at Ports- 


26. 


Thomas Gatterell. 




47. 


William Gardner > mouth sick 


27. 


Robert Williams. 




48. 


Jo : Richardson | & diseasd. 


' 28. 


Thomas Howard. 




49. 


William AVebb J 


29. 


Thomas Tippin. 






DD 


30. 


Richard Hewit. 




50. 


Richard Simpson "^ 


31. 


Thomas Bird. 




51. 


Edward Stokes 


32. 


William Bray "~| 




52. 


Edward Reading ', all at 
Thomas Payne f Sea. 


33. 


Dud : Peirce 1 


at the 


53. 


34. 


Bla : Peirce [ 


Hope. 


54. 


Richard Hilton j 


35. 


Timothy CortyJ 




55. 


David Barly J 



From his Excell ct . Zoudee Cawnb 
eec b . April 27 th : 1711. 

I rec rt . the favour of yours with the presents which you sent to the Govern 1- , of 
Bengali and heartily return you thanks for the same, I have often visited the said 
Govern r . who is a Gentleman of so many good parts that I want words to express 
them, and under his management the Comp as . affairs cant fail of flourishing. 

I observe what yo r . Hon r . writes concerning the Trench, whom I have threatend 
severely, and design to make them enter into bonds not to give any trouble between 
Pulliehery and this place, I told them that if there was Warr in Europe, let them 
dispute the matter there & not in the Mogulls Dominions who is no ways concernd 
therein, to which they answerd that all their buisness in these parts is Trade, but 
that the English & Dutch committed Acts of Hostility not them, upon which I sent 
for all their Yaekeels, and demanded a bond from them that they should remain quiet, 
without molesting one another, but the Govern 1 ", of Calcutta refusd to give any such 
Obligation, alledging that he could not doe it without orders from her Majesty his 
Soveraign & the Company his Employers, however have issued out my orders to them 
that they doe not at their peril pursue their quarrell in these parts. 

By Noquedah Sherif Hussein & Hodjee Mahaudee on Aga Mookeems Ship I 
have sent his Maj tyB Phirmaund & Prince Azemoodeens Nishan & Seerpow for 
the King of Pegue, which I designd to have sent to be forwarded by you to him, 
but missing the Monsoon I was forcd to send it directly hence, I desire you'l write to 
that Prince to send back Abdull Puzzill whose name the King has now chang'd to 
Hagib Cawne. 

Yo r . Hon r . writes that you have sent severall ships to Metchlepatam to take in 
the present but the Government there hinder it, all which I have advisd to Court, 
and the Govern 1 ", of Calcutta has likewise sent his Petition concerning it, I have also 
wrote about a Phirmaund for your being Custom free &c\, in a short time you may 
be assurd of an Hosbullhookum, about the Metchlep™. affair, and I hope your buis- 
ness will be finishd as you desire. 

Pray write strictly to your Gomosta at Metchlep m . that he send the presents away 
without delay, for I can't imagine what the Gusbardar, or any other person there has 



56 Records of Fort St. George 

FORT ST GEORGE,MAY 1711 

to doe with it, the longer you desist from forwarding it to the Court, the less accept- 
able it will prove there but as the presents are yours you may doe what you please 
with it. 

Aga Mookeem & Mahomud Ruzzau, are very grateful! in Acknowledging to 
me the favours you are pleasd to conferr on them, to whom I desire your utmost 
Countenance and Assistance, if the latter is willing to come to me this Year I request 
you'l assist him therein. 

Herewith comes the Princes Seerpow and one from me, which you must receive 
with the usuall Solemnity. 

If you have any good Oranges from China pray send me some, as also the 
Orange Trees yo r . Hon bl °. Predecessor wrote me he had procurd and I will forward 
them to Court. 

From ditto rec*. May 27 th : 1711. 

Having ree d . frequent orders from Court to procure and buy up the Elephants 
that come from Tenassery, Quedah &c a . I have desird Aga Mookeem and some others 
my freinds to help me therein the like favour I begg of yo r Hon r : and that you will 
please to use your interest with those Merchants, as also with those who deal in 
precious Stones that they will bring them hither, and whatever Cowle you are pleasd 
to give them I will stand to it. 

The Sea ports of the Cornatta & Golcondah countrys are confirmed to me, and 
I shall speedily receive orders about the Jaggeir, the Hosbulhookum that was formerly 
sent against it, was done by Cawne Bahaw[dir] without the Kings knowledge but 
now he and I are very good freinds and all I hope will succeed well. 

I have wrote to Isuph Cawne, the Gusbardar, and your Gomasta at Metehlepat m . 
about the presents, which pray forward to them. 

Prom ditto REC d . ditto time: 

I am surprizd to hear that you have turnd Serapa out of your place, and that he 
is f orcd to take protection in S'. Thoma he was in your Predecessors time the Manager 
of most of your affairs and a well wisher to him, therefore to use him so now is very 
improper for 'tis in a great measure owing to him that your place is in so flourishing 
a condition as it now is, which obligd the former Gov r . to be so civil to him, but if he 
has done any thing amiss to you let me interceed for his pardon, and I have also 
desird the Govern 1- , of Calcutta to write to yo r . Hon r . about this matter, but if I am 
so unfortunate as not to obtain my request, pray send him and his family hither, and 
I will give him a considerable Post under me for [such] a person of his approvd 
wisdom, and as such I should think it my interest to be kind to him, and keep him 
with you, or else let him come to this place, where he may be assistant to yo r . 
Comp as : affairs. 

2 D . Ship Singarya Chinnatombee Muddelaree Noquedah arrivd a Pegu. 

4 rH . Sloop Cawdir Bux, Moraud Cawne Noquedah saild for Bengali. 

— Ship Geah Latchme belonging to Kittee Narram arrivd from Pegu. 
5 IH - Ship Elizabeth Cap*. Coekroft Comand r . arrivd from Surat. 

6 IH . Reeeivd the following Generall Letters. 

From the Govern 1- . & Council of Negapatam dated 12 th inst', S. N". 
From Cap'. Cornwall dated y 8 . 4 th inst'. 

— The Russell Gaily Wilfred Hart Master saild for Bengali by whom sent a 
Generall Letter to the Govern 1 '. & Council there dated 4 th inst'. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 57 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT 1711 

At a Consultation 
Present 
William Fraser Esq r . Govern*. & Presid' 1 '. Monday 

Edmund Mountague. William Martin. 7**. 

Eobkrt Eaworth. Thomas Fredekick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M r . William Martin Warehousekeeper reads that account for the month of 
March last. 

Agreed that all the Ingott Silver rec a . by the S\ George be sent into the Mint to 
be coind, and that Mess rs . Raworth & Hunt be present with the Warehousekeeper at 
the weighing of the same. 

M r . Thomas Frederick late Sea Customer pays into Cash Five Hundred , Pagoda s 
on that acco'. 

M r . Robert Raworth Sea Customer pays into Cash Five Hundred Pag 9 , on that 
acco'. 

Orderd that One Thousand Pag 9 , be advancd M r . Thomas Frederick Paymaster 
to defrav Charges Garrison. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe putt Six Hundred p*. of the 
finest Morees to painting, according to the musters sent from England. 

Gruapa &c\ Arrack Farmers pay into Cash Three Hundred & Sixteen Pagodas 
24 fa . on that acco 4 . 

Agreed and Orderd that the ship S\ George so soon as unliverd be sent to 
Bengali with all the Rupees we have now and what more can be gott ready by that 
time, but that in her way she touch and call in at Metchlepatam, there to take on 
board the Kings present which having been detaind there so long by the Gusbardar, 
which no doubt for that reason must have rec d . great damage, It's Likewise Agreed to 
send on the said ship what great Gunns lye there formerly belonging to the New 
Company, the Gentlemen there having wrote us for what Culverins we can spare. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Hon bIe . Comp as . ship President be dispatchd for 
im for their assistance as a Guard ship if their occasions require it, other- 
wise to be sent to Bengali to be dispatchd thence with Salt petre and Stores for the 
West Coast, to prevent as much as in us lyes her being a dead charge to the 
Company. 

As to theChay goods of the Metchlepat m . sort the Company have so frequently 
wrote for and we as often diseoursd our Merchants to procure the same, who can't 
be prevaild with to undertake providing them on any other terms but by advancing 
money [before]hand, for which reason the further urging of this matter is [deferrd] 
untill another time. 

In the letter from the Lord Zoudee Cawne to the President wee notice that he 
expresses a great zeal and affection for Serapa formerly Cheif Merchant here, and 
wonders much that he should [quit] this place, and goe and take protection at 
S\ Thoma, of which [he] knew nothing of at the time he went hence, but on enquiry 
in [to] the reasons found them to be, that he could not withstand the [cry] and 
clamours of so great a cloud of Creditors as he was indeb[ted to] notwithstanding 
for the Lord Zoudee Cawnes sake who solicite[d] much in his behalf, that he may be 
permitted to return to Fort again, Its therefore Agreed that wee give him a Cowle, 
but that [it] be so worded and circumstantiated as may fully bind him to his good 
behaviour that he may not create any disturbance amongst the Casts or otherwise. 

M r . Martin Warehousekeep 1 '. who with Mess". Raworth & H[unt] was Orderd 
to see the twelve chests of Silver deliverd sold last Consultation day doe now report 
that on opening chest N°. 14[2] found one entire bagg to be wanting \fr z as ty inv°. 
72 lb : 8 0Z :, said report is as Enterd after this Consultation. 
1711—15 



58 Records of Fori St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1711 ■ 

Agreed that five pipes of Madera wine be bought for stores for this place and the 
Subordinate Pactorys, and that the twenty Leagers of Batavia Arrack ree d . in March 
last be paid for. 

On readiDg the Hon ble : Comp as : Generall Letter dated the 7 th July 1710 wherein 
they recite to us what wrote them by Gov r . Pitt from Bergen in Norway Vizt that 
there was 2500 bales ready to ship when he left his Government, upon which the 
"Warehousekeeper was then Orderd to lay before the Board a List of all the bales 
in the Godown on the 17 th Septemb r . 1709 and what more was sorted from that 
time to the Dispatch of the Heathcote, which he now delivers in, and is as Enterd 
after this Consultation, which disagrees very much with what advisd by the late 
Presid t . Pitt as may evidently appear by the dates of all the severall notes in all the 
respective bales loaden on the Heathcote. 

Agreed that the Warehousekeep 1 ". doe sell Lead for as much as can be gott but 
not for less than Pag s . 6| ^ Candy, that Commodity having fallen much in it's price, 
by reason of so much Gan[ce] Lead imported here from Pegue. 

Cap 4 . Hudson sending us in a Letter relating to his Surgeon requesting that he 
may be sent on board It's therefore resolvd that Oliver Colt doe repair on board and 
look after the sick, and that the President doe acquaint him with this our resolution. " 
Generall Letter from Cap*. Cornewall at Port S*. David dated the 4 th . rec d . the 
6 th . instant now read relating to his Surgeon that had left him and come upon a 
Country Boat from Cuddalore without the knowledge or privity of the Dep ty . 
Govern 1 , there, who being now sent for was Orderd to gett himself ready to goe on 
board so soon as his ship should return to this Port. 

Generall Letter from the Govern 1- . &c a . Council at Negapatam, dated the 12 th . 
N.S. rec u . the 6 th . inst'. O.S. now read. 

Orderd that Manuell de Eosairo TopasB be entertaind Soldier in this Garrison. 

Will : Eraser. 
Edm d : Mountague. 
W : Martin. 
Bob t Baworth. 
Tho : Frederick 
Rich b : Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 
To the Hon ble . William Eraser Esa B . 

Govern\ &c A . Council. 
Gent 11 . 

Pursuant to your order of the 2 d . inst'. wee deliverd the twelve chests Silver, 
and on opening Chest N°. 142 found one' bagg of 72 lb : 8 0Z : wanting. We are 
Port S T . Geokge HoN ble : S r . &c a . 

May y e 7 th : 1711. Yo r : most humble Servants 

William Martin. 
Robert Baworth. 
Richard Hunt. 

Port S 1 . George 1711. 
Remaining in the Godowns Yizt. 

BALES. 
3EPT*. White cloth 601 

17TH - Brown Ditto 215 

816 

White cloth ree d 17 

Ditto 215 

Octob" Brown 423 

655 

Bales 1471 



1709 



D°. 27^ 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 59 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1711 

Sent 3f* ship Heathcote to England Vizt. 

BALES. 

White cloth 833 

Brown D° 311 

■ 1144 

Remaining brown cloth bales to he washd . . . . . . . . 327 

Ship Messiah Lewis Madera Comm r , saild for China. 71 

Ship Conjaverarn Charles De La Force Comm r . saild for Tonqueen. 
Receivd a Generall Letter from M r . Faucet at Metehlep m . dated y e . ult°. past. 81 

Ship Betty Cap'. Meverell Comm r . saild for Pegue. 

Ships Cawderee Maeow, & Careem Maeow, Sheik Modena Noquedah arrivd 9 1 
from Surat. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

"William Eraser Esq". Govern". & Presid 1 . Thursday 

Edmund Mountague. William Martin. !° th - 

EoBERT RaWORTH THOMAS FREDERICK. 

Eichard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

A Generall Letter from M r . Faucet at Metclilep m . dated the ult°. April rec a . the 
6 th inst'. now read. 

Orderd that One Thousand Pag 8 , he advancd M r . Thomas Frederick Paymaster 
to defray Charges Garrison. 

Erlepa &c a . Tobacco & Beetle Farmers pay into Cash Five Hundred eighty three 
Pag 8 . 12 fa on that acco'. 

Mess rs . Baworth & BuLkley report that they have discoursd Cap'. Hudson about 
his short Tonnage and Damage of Salt petre in his Yoyage from Bengali, who gives 
for answer that he can't possibly doe the same here, having no power from his 
Owners, It's therefore orderd that the said Mess". Baworth & Bulkley doe draw out 
and state the said acco'. to lay before this Board and deliver the Comander a copy 
thereof, the aforesaid report is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

The President does now acquaint the Council that the bagg of Silver wanting in 
chest N°. 142 as mentiond in our last Consultation having made a great noise, and 
that it was whisperd about that Cap'. Goodman had opend one of the chests of 
Treasure when at Gallee, out of which he took the said bagg which is now missing 
upon which the Govern r . immediately sent for the Comand r . and askd him about it, 
Who acknowledgd the same to be matter of fact, and producd an acco'. of the weight 
thereof which amounted to 65 lb : l oz : but that bagg is Invoicd to contain 72 lb : 
8 02 : as ^ the Warehousekeep r . &c as . report, and the Capt n . was now sent for & 
severely reprehended for attempting the breaking up a chest of the Comp ftB . Treasure 
who gave for answer that he was necessitated so to doe, to buy provisions for his ship 
when he had no money to pay for it. 

The Warehousekeep r . with Mess rs . Raworth & Hunt are therefore Orderd to 
open all the rest of the Treasure that came on said ship and report the condition to 
us, to which time the further consideration of this matter is deferrd. 

The President now produces Translate of a Letter he has rec d . from the Duan 
at Arcott lately returnd thither which is now read, by which he seems disgusted 
about the Guard House wee are building at Egmore which he imposes upon us by 
calling a Fort which is no such thing. 



60 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1711 

Cap'. Hamiltons petition was taken into debate the resolution and determination, 
of which is deferrd to our next Consultation. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm d : Mountague. 
W : Martin. 
Bob 1 . Eaworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Eich d . Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warre. 

To the Hon blk : William Eraser Esq". 
President & Council. 

HoN ble : S r . &c\ 

Pursuant to your order we have had Cap 1 . Hudson before us, and proposd to 
him adjusting the shortness of Tonnage and Damage of Salt Petre in his late Voyage 
from Bengali here, but he tells us he cannot possibly doe it, having no power from 
his Owners, and desires the acco\ may be stated in England and determind there. 

Wee are 
Fort S t . George HoN ble . S r . &c a 

May y e . 9 th . 1710. Yo r . most humble servants 

Eobert Eaworth. 

Edward Bulkley. 

10 th . Eeceivd a Generall Letter from the Hon ble . the Govern r . and Council of Trin- 

combarr dated 14 th . inst'. S. N. 
— Ship Boon Novis, Ignatio Vera Comm r . saild for Macao in China. 

11 IH . Ship Pidu Eazom Malleik Noquedah arrivd from Persia. 



Monday 

14 th . 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Wtlliam Fraser Esq,". Govern". & Presid t . 
Edmund Mountague. William Martin. 

Eobert Eaworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Eichard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M r . Eobert Eaworth Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pagodas on 
that acco*. 

The Warehousekeep r . reports that he has rec a . ty ship President from Bengali. 
10 bales Waxcloth mentiond in the bill of Loading but not in the Invoice. 
840 p s . Gunnys & 1 not mentiond either in Inv°. or Bill of 

12 ca : 18 md : Eopes J Loading. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep r . doe draw cut the said acco ts . in writing in 
order to be sent to Bengali by the first opportunity. 

Simon Kilpatrick & Lewis Melique Farmers of the Wine Licence pay into Cash 
One Hundred Pagodas on that acco'. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 61 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1711 

GeneraH Letter from the Govern 1, . & Council at Trineombarr dated the 14 th . of 
May S. N, rec d . the 10 th . of the same S. V., having been sent about to the Council 
is now again read the purport of which is that they dispence with our paying freight 
for the Ten Thousand Pag s . sent down to Fort S\ David on one of their ships, beleiv- 
ing one time or other it may be in our power to doe them the like Service. 

Cap*. Henry Hudson sends us in a paper wherein he desires that wee would lade 
on board him his Charterparty Kentilage of Salt petre and Redwood which is agreed 
to and the Warehousekeeper is Orderd to load the same accordingly, and the said 
paper is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Agreed and Orderd that Ten Thousand Pag s . be deliverd Sunca Rama, Colloway 
Chitty &c a . Mereh t8 . on acco*. goods brought in on their Investment made in October 
last, and that the Warehousekeeper doe debver them all the Broadcloth come on the 
S'. George excepting the embossd cloth, and so much of the other cloth as is necessary 
to be kept for the use of the Garrison. 

The Washers now appearing request that Six Hundred Pag", may be paid them 
on acco'. curing and washing the Hon ble . Comp as . Cloth, Agreed that Three Hundred 
Pag s . be paid them for the present. 

The case of Cap'. Hamilton being now putt to the Vote. 

The Question was putt whether Commission should be allow'd M r . Maxwell as 
awarded by the Arbitrators the 28 th . Aug st . 1707. The Majority of the Board were 
of opinion that Commission ought to be allowd M r . Maxweli as usuall from any part 
of tne Malabar Coast to Surat. 

The Question was putt whether the article of One Thousand Rupees as awarded 
M r . Maxwell by the Arbitrators for his charges and expences, whether the same shall 
be allow'd. 

The Majority passd it in the Affirmative. 

The Appeal of Edward Jones and Thomas Gay wood from a judgment given 
against them by the Mayors Court, Agreed the same be heard to morrow morning to 
which time wee adjourn. 

The Council being mett Edward Jones and Thomas Gay wood doe now appear Tuesday 
and their Petition relating to the loss of ship Sweepstakes on the 2 d . April 1710 at the 15 IH - 
Port of Trineombarr now read as also all other their several I papers relating to the 
same being likewise read, and they being fully heard in every thing they had to say 
in their own defence, were afterwards desird to withdraw when that whole matter 
was taken into debate, and the resolution of the Majority gave it that Edward Jones & 
Thomas Gaywood were lyable to make satisfaction for the damage sustaind according 
as the acco'. of the same should be impartially stated. 

Alexander Hamilton delivers in a paper relating to the acco\ between Malpapoy 
and Maxwell which is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

The President delivers in a paper containing his reasons that he could not concurr 
in the opinion with the majority that gave it against Cap 1 . Hamilton w ch . was read at 
y e . board & deliverd him back again. 

Will: Eraser. 

EdM d . : MOUNTAGUE. 

W : Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulklev. 
William Warre. 
1711—16 



21 B 



62 Records of Fort St. George 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1711 

To William Praser Esq". 

Peesid t . & Govern", of Fort S T . George &c a . Council. 

Hon"". S Ea . 

It will be of great service to me if yo r . Hon", will please to order the Salt petre 
and Redwood you design for the Hallifax's homeward bound Kentilage to be laden 
on board that I may the better know what more Kentilage I shall want knowing that 
of my Charterparty not to be sufficient. 

I am 

May y b . 14 th : 1711. Hon bi \ S r . &c\ 

To r : very Humble Serv'. 
Hen : Hudson. 

to the hon b1e . govkrn 1 ' and council 

for affairs of the r t . hon 3 ". 

English East India Comp\ at 

Fort S r . George 
Hon ele . : S\ &c a . 

There being a demand on the estate of M r . John Maxwell dec d by Malpapoy for 
the sum of four thousand four hundred and forty three Rupees which he alledges was 
overpaid the s d . Maxwell by me, which with Interest of or for three years eight months 
and one half in all amo ts . to five thousand nine hundred & twentysix Rupees, the 
said sum being requested by the Commadore of Cochin Vizt. Adam Vanderdiiyn in 
Anno 1709 to be paid back to me on the aforesaid Malpapoys acco'., and I having usd 
all possible means for recovery of said sum, but the majority of votes in Council are 
against the repayment of said demand, therefore if Malpapoy or any other person or 
persons concernd therein use any reprizalls or other means for recovery of said debt 
I declare my self clear and innocent of what may happen thereupon Witness my hand 
at Madrass'this 15 th of May 1711. 

Alex e . Hamilton. 

10th Ship White Raven Cap'. Gardiner saild for Pegue. 

Ship Satisfaction Cap'. Hamilton saild for Jehore. 

17 XH . Ship William Cap'. Kelsick Comm r . arrivd from Goa. 

18^. Receivd a Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council at Port S 4 . David- 

dated y e . 16 th . instV 
— Ship Idaree Salamutt, Hodjee Abdulla Noquedah arrivd from Surat by whom rec d . 

a Generall Letter from the Gentlemen there dated the 9 th . past month. 
19*h. Dispatchd a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council at Port S*. David 

dated yesterday. 
20^ Sloop Salamut Ruzzau, Ruzzaulee Noquedah arrivd from Surat. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Monda y William Praser Esa K . Gov e : & Presid t 



Edmund Mountague. Wlll m : Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

AVilliam Praser Esq r . Mintmaster reads that acco'. for last month and pays into 

Cash acco 1 . Coynage Gold Pag s . 1010 : 13. & delivers the Warehousekeeper acco*. 
Coynage Silver Rup s . 1518. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 63 

FOET ST. GEORGE, MAT 1711 

M r . Thomas Frederick having given us bills of Exchange for Fifteen Hundred 
Pag s . and M r . Arran Jones for One Thousand Pag", on Eichard Farmer Bsq r . payable 
to the Dep ,v . Govern 1- . & Council at Fort S*. David Agreed and Order d that the afore- 
said sums be paid them out of Cash. 

Agreed and Orderd that One Thousand Pag s . be advancd M r . Thomas Frederick 
Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

M r . Eichard Hunt Land Customer reads that acco'. for last month Vizt. 

Choultry Custom Pag s . 274 : 31 : 58. 

Rubye Brokers 212 : 26 : 62. 

Registering Slaves 2 : — : — . 

Pag 8 . 489: 22: 40. 

and pays into Cash Three Hundred Pagodas on that acco'. 

M r . Edward Bulkley Storekeeper reads that acco 1 . for last month. 

The Warehousekeeper with Mess rs . Eaworth and Hunt deliver in their report of 
Treasure wanting of Invoice & ship S\ George amo te . to 22 lb : 3 0Z : and also a report 
of the damagd Broad cloth amounting to Pag 9 . 1042: 13 fa :. Orderd that the 
Warehousekeeper doe deliver all the damagd cloth to Cap*. Goodman and adjust that 
acco'. with him and also the acco'. of Silver wanting in the several! chests at 16| & 
10 Pag s , both said reports are as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Cap*. Goodman delivers in an aceo*. of the weight of Silver he took out of Chest 
N°. 142 at Gallee arno*. to 65 lb : l oz . said acco 1 . is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 . &c a . Council at Fort S 4 . David dated 
the 16 th . ree d . the 18 th . inst'. having been sent about to the Council is now again read 
wherein they advise they have drawn a bill on us for Four Thousand Pag s . Agreed 
the same be accepted when presented and paid when due. 

Generall Letter from M r . Proby &c a . at Surat dated y e . 9 th . Aprill rec d . the 18 th . 
inst'. having been sent about to the Council is now again read. 

M r . Robert Eaworth Sea Customer reads that acco*. for last month Viz*. 

Custom on goods imported and exported Pag 8 . 3482 : 26 : 60. 

D°. on Grain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 : 9 : 8. 

Anchorage . . . . 21 : — : t 

Pag 8 . 3577 : 9 : 68. 



M r . Molyneux this day appears, and proposes to take up ship S 4 . George for 
Bengali & Surat and offers Seven Thousand Pag", the consideration of which is 
deferrd until next Consultation. 

M r . William Martin Warehousekeeper pays into Cash Eight Thousand Pag s . acco\ 
Silver sold. 

Agreed to send Three Thousand Pag s . to Yizagapat m . &c a . stores & ship 
President. 

Orderd that the Sec ry . doe deliver up Mess rs . Frederick & Lovell's bond of 
Security for Cap 1 . Seatons appearance dated the 27 th Octob r . 1709. 

Will: Fbasee. 

EdM d : MoUNTAGUE. 

W. Maetin. 
Eob t . Rawoeth. 
Tho : Feedeeick. 
Eich d . Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
William W^eee. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, M AY 1711 

Fort S t 



George May 1711. 



An Acco'. Treasure come short as $> Invoice on board ship S\ George Yiz'. 

lb. oz. dwt. 
Chest N°. 54 wanting — : 3 : 10. 



bagg 

Ditto 239, 955 
Ditto 241, 961 



18: 2: 10. 
3 : 9 : — . 



lb. 22: 3: 



Errors Excepted. 
3> W. Martin. 
Rob t . Raworth. 
Rioh d . Hunt. 

Fort S T . George May 1711. 



An Acco'. Damage Cloth ty ship S\ George from England Viz' 



clo. £ s. 
Aurora N°„ 623 & 625 dam d . 2 q*. 6 at 13 : 15. 

10: 10. 



Broadcloth ord ry . green 61 
Ditto 103 N°. 307P* 
Ditto 52 154 
Ditto 155 

Ditto 53 159 
Ditto 113 
Ditto 
Ditto red 
Ditto 
Perpetuanoes Ord^- 
Druggets Stuff N°. 10 



'Clo 



337 
338 
863 



7q*. 
1-q*. 



1 
2 

140 
10 



10. 

5. 

5. 

5. 

7: 

7: 
12: 
10. 
15: 



£ 

82: 

31: 

9: 

4: 

4: 

4: 

4: 

4: 

9: 

19: 

245: 

48: 



13 



at 9s 



£ 469 : 1 : 
Pag a . fa. 
#" Pagoda is— .. 1042 13- 
Errors Excepted. 
ty "W. Martin. 
Richard Hunt. 



An Acco 1 . of Silver taken out of a chest N°. 142 at P t . De Galle. 



- of Silver 
8 D». 

8 D°. 

- D°. 

- D°. 

- Do. 

- Do. 

- D°. 

- D°. 

- D°. 

9 D°. 
-] D». 



1710 OctoV. 


18 th 




22 




31 


Nov r . 


18 


Jan r y. 


1 


Feb'?. 


5 




22 


1711 March 


23 




27 


April 


2 



.. To 


8 


.. To 


2: 


.. To 


10: 


. . To 


2: 


. . To 


6: 


. . To 


6: 


. . To 


6: 


. . To 


6: 


. . To 


6 : 


. . To 


3: 


To 


2: 


.. To 


[6: 



Totall 65 : 1. 



Sam" : Goodman.* 



Receivd the following Generall Letters. 

Prom the Cheif and Council of Vizagapat m . dat d . y e 22 d 
From M r . Faucet at Metehlepatam dated y e . 7 th . inst*. 
From M r . Noden at D°. dated D°. time. 



past. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 65 

FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT 1711 

At a Consultation 

Present 

"William Fraser Esa" : Gov" : & Presid t . Wednks- 

Edm d : Mountague. Will m . Martin, day 23° 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council at Vizagapat" 1 . dated the 22 d . ult°. 
rec d . last night now read being a sad and melancholly theam of their hard suffering 
there by reason of Fuckerla Cawnes having laid a more closer seige than ever to that 
Factory, and that they were in want of all manner of stores and provisions, and were 
very urgent with as to send them down a Europe Ship to give a countenance to the 
place, upon all which the following was resolvd that the ship S\ George formerly 
orderd to goe hence with all the Comp as . Rupees wee had ready to Bengali, but in her 
way to touch at Metchlepatam and take in the Kings present there is now Orderd to 
be gott ready as soon as possible for Vizagapat™. and what Stores and Provisions 
were designd to be sent them on the ship President be now loaded on the S\ 
George. 

It's also Agreed that Ensign Hobbs and twenty men be drawn out and gott 
ready to send on said ship as recruits to that place, Ensign Dixon formerly sent 
thither being unfortunately shott and soon after dyed of his wounds, of whom the 
Cheif &c a . give very large encomiums of his valour and conduct on all occasions. 

Generall Letters from Mess rs . Faucet & Noden at Metchlep™. both dated the 7 th . 
rec d . the 22 d . inst\ now read. 

M r . Molyneux now appearing before us again in behalf of M r . Henry Daven- 
port and himself, and desires our answer in relation to our letting out ship S'. George 
and he being desired to withdraw the same was taken into consideration in manner 
following, first that wee are likely to have much more Tonnage of Shipping then wee 
can by any foresight promise our selves to have goods to [fill up, and] the late Presi- 
dent Weltden and Council advising us in their letter of the 25 th . Novemb r . last that in 
case the S\ George should arrive us that wee provide for her, by which they cast the 
whole care of that ship on us, and wee knowing no better way than to lett her out 
rather than lye a dead charge, therefore it's Agreed that the said ship be lett out to 
Mess rs . Davenport & Molyneux for Bengali and Surat for Eight Thousand Pag s . but 
if in case the said ship shall proceed to Persia than to pay Two Thousand Pag s . more 
and the said ship to arrive us (with Gods permission) by the fifth of August that shall 
be in the Year 1712, otherwise to pay Demorage pro rato according to Charterparty 
and that she be dispatchd from Vizagapatam, by the 20 th of July next to proceed 
thence directly for Bengali, and there to be deliverd up to their order, M r . Molvneux 
was call'd in, and acquainted with this our resolution, who us'd some arguments with 
us to moderate the freight but was told wee had fixd the same, which at last he 
acquiescd in and agreed to, upon which the Sec rv . is orderd to draw out interchangeable 
contracts accordingly. 

The ship President formerly orderd to Vizagapatam, is now Agreed to be sent to 
Metchlepatam there to receive and take aboard the Kings present, and proceed directly 
to Bengali consigning the same to the President and Council there. 

In discoursing of the Hallifax so as if it might be possible to dispatch her hence 
next October, and the Warehousekeeper being askd what number of bales he had in 
the Godowns, he told us there was of all sorts 1842, and there being but about 70 
bales at Fort S\ David of the last years Contract, which being in all but 1912 of 
which quantity at least 1650 must be allowd for ladeing of the Des Bouverie, so that 
there will remain but 262 bales an overplus, which with the 600 bales the Merchants 
promise to bring us in by the i^ mo Septemb r . next, which if so will be in all but 862 
which will not give a full Ladeing to the Hallifax, It's therefore resolvd that if wee 
1711—17 



Records of Fort St. George 



23 d . 
24 th . 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAT 1711 

have not a prospect within twenty days to gett a full Lading for said ship of this and 
Port S 4 . David goods, that wee send her to Bengali, and load on her Six hundred Bales 
of Callicoes, with all the Companys Rupees that shall be then ready. 

M r . 1 homas Frederick Paymaster reads that account for last month Yizt. 



Charges Garrison 






. Pag 5 . 1,885: 4 


- 


Dyett and Allowances . . 






245: 20 


i 


Dyett and Stores laid in 






1,326 : 29 




Charges Grenerall 






443 : 21 


i 


Fortifications and Repairs 






297 : 5 


— 


Charges Cattle 






73: 28 


i 
f 

2" 


Charges Extraord ry 






110: 14 


Brass Ordinance 






9: 8 




Egmore Redoubt 






333: 23 


1 
4 


Vizagapatam Factory . . 






35: - 




Fort 8*. David 






16: 9 


- 


Priaman Settlement 






4: 16 






Pag 6 . 4,780 : 35 : \ 



Just now as the Council broke up arrivd Pattamars from Yizagapat m . with the 
most acceptable news That all the troubles there were Accomodated to an Hon bla . 
agreement with Fuckerla Cawne and the Cheif and Council there on the payment of 
Rup 6 . 20,732 : 5 s which reverses our former orders of sending men and ammunition, 
there. 

Will: Fraser. 

Edm b . Mountague. 

W: Martin. 

R0B t Ra WORTH. 

Tho : Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 

[Lacuna] 
William Warre. 

Ship Ebzabeth Cap 4 . Cockroft Comand r . saild for China. 
Ship William Cap'. Kelsick Comand r . saild for Bengali. 
Sloop Good Hope arrivd from Bengali. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Monday William Praser Esa*. Gov E : & President. 

28 th . Edmund Mountague. Will m : Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M r : William Martin Warehousekeep r . reads that acco 4 . for last month and pays 
into Cash Ten Thousand Pagodas acco 4 . Silver sold. 

M r . Robert Raworth Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Five Hundred 
Pagodas on that acco'. 

M r . Henry Davenport now appearing in behalf of himself &c a . Freighters of ship 
Hallifax, and pays into Cash Eight Thousand Pag 6 , for freight of said ship, Orderd 
that their Contract to the President and Council be deliverd up. 

Orderd that the acco 46 . of William Warre against Edward Jones and Thomas 
Gay wood be referrd to Mess" : Edward Bulkley and William Jennings. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeeper deliver four chests of Treasure into the Mint 
to be coind into Rupees, and that all the Rupees wee have now and can be gott ready 
be. chested up and loaden on the S 4 . George for Bengali. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 67 



FORT ST. GEORGE, MAY 1711- 



The Warehousekeeper and M r . Hunt deliver in a report relateing to the contents 
of a bale of Broad cloth N°. B ree d . ^ ship S\ George which is as Enterd after this 
Consultation. 

M r . Thomas Stewart Surgeon of the S\ George petitions that the ten shillings ^ 
head for the thirty one Soldiers deliverd here according to the Companys orders be 
paid him, which the Paymaster is Orderd to doe accordingly. 

Contract with Mess rB . Davenport & Molyneux for ship S*. George read and 
approvd, Orderd that the Sec ry . doe deliver the same [and receijve their Counterpart. 

[Gruapa]&c a Arrack Farmers pay into Cash Three Hundred and Sixteen 
24 fa . on that aeco'. 

Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council at Yizagapatam dated the 5 th . rec d . the 
23 d . inst'. being now again read, wherein they advise that their Troubles being now 
over, and a good prospect of makeing large Investments there, It's therefore Agreed 
that wee add Seven 1 housand Pagodas to the Three Thousand formerly designd to be 
sent them on the ship President, and that the same be now loaden on the S l . George 
who is to touch there in her way to Bengali and that the former goods designd them 
3P Ship Europe who missing that Port, and being now returnd us <H> ship President 
from Bengali be likewise sent them, as also two peices of Europe Druggets and 
Factors Provisions. 

Agreed and Orderd that M r . Richard Horden have leave to come up to this 
place, according to his request when last here. 

Robert Berriman requesting to be entertaind in the Companys Service it's 
Agreed he be taken in to serve as a Eactor at the West Coast. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm b : Mountague. 
W: Martin. 

ROB T . Ra WORTH. 

Tho: Frederick. 
Rich". Hunt. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 

[Lacuna] 
William Warre. 

Fort B*. George May 28 t ": 1711. 
Whereas bale N°. B ^ ship S\ George is Invoicd to contain twelve half cloths 
all Scarlet, but on opening said bale find three peices Scarlet Vizt N° 7 8 9 and three 
peices medley colour cloth. 

W. Martin, Warehousekeep T . 
Richaro Hunt. 
Ship Harriot Cap'. Jones Command 1 ", saild for Bengali. 28 th . 

Ship S'. Austin belonging to Aga Pery saild for Ganjam. 

Sloop Good Hope saild for Bengali. 

This day M r . Richard Chadsley Surgeon of this Garrison departed this life. 30 th . 



At a Consultation 
Present 
William Fraser Esq*. Gov\ & Presid t . 

Edm": Mountague. William Martin. June 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. Friday 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. & mo . 

[Lacuna'] William Warre. 

M\ Jennings indisposd. 
The President reads his acco'. of the R'. Hon ble . Comp a \ Cash for last month 
ball 6 . Pag\ 40y33: 32: 



Records of Fort St. George 



—FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1711— 

Orderd that One Thousand Five Hundred Pag s . be advancd M r . Thomas Frederick 
Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

M r . William Martin Warehousekeep r . pays into Cash Three Thousand Pagodas 
on acco\ Silver sold. 

M r . Thomas Frederick and M r . Edward Bulkley are Orderd to take an Inventory 
of M r . Chadsleys goods and effects and dispose of them at publick Outcry, except the 
medicines which M r . Bulkley is desird to value and take for the Companys use. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeeper doe sell two chests of Silver at 
16J f or 10 Pag 3 . 

Orderd that Peter Dummer be entertaind to serve in the Gunroom. 

The Cheif at Vizagapatam having severall times by his Expostulating Letters 
requested of us for an allowance of his Ganjam Gally's loss of her Voyage to Bengali, 
she being detaind there as a guard ship during the troubles in Jan' T . 170 T 9 „ which 
being now taken into debate It was Agreed by the majority that Two Hundred 
Pagodas be allowd him. 

D r . Chadsley Surgeon of this place having for some time labourd under a linger- 
ing feavour departed this life on the 30 th . past month and D r . Rubson petitioning he 
might succeed in his Employ It's Agreed that wee grant him his request and that 
he be allowd the same perquisites as the late D r . Chadsley had uutill the Hon ble . 
Comp as . pleasure be further known in this matter. 

The Widdow of the late Ensign Dixon, who dyed of his wounds rec d . at Vizaga- 
patam being the mother of four Children humbly petitions for a charitable Subsist - 
ance, and wee knowing that her circumstances are very low Its therefore Agreed that 
five Pag s <$" mensem be allow'd her during her continuing Ensign Dixons Widdow 
and that her eldest son be entertaind as a Centinell in this Garrison. 

Generall Letters to the President and Council in Bengali and to the Cheif and 
Council at Vizagapatam dated the 29 th . & 31 st . past month read and approv'd. 

Agreed that the Town Conieoplys duty be paid for the last six months. 

The Warehousekeeper acquainting us that the ship President could not take in 
the twenty tons of Redwood formerly Orderd and leave room enough to receive on 
board the Kings present at Metchlepatam, It's therefore Orderd that he unload so 
much of the same as shall make room to take in the Kings present. 

Agreed that the goods formerly intended for Vizagapatam be made up to the 
amount of One Thousand Pagodas. 

A curious large table clock being sett with Diamonds, Emeralds, and Pearl 
offering now for sale, and beleiving it may be proper for the Kings present, and wee 
having diminishd said present, so much as* was the amount of the sale of six Elephants, 
the Owner of said clock could not be prevaild with for to take less than Three 
hundred Pag s . Orderd that the same be paid him out of Cash, and the said Clock sent 
to Bengali on the S*. George. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeeper make up a small present for the 
Govern 1 ' : of Metchlepatam that he may be assisting to our people in the procuring 
boats and coolys, for the getting off the Kings present from thence. 

Will : Fraser. 
Edm b : Mountagub. 
W : Martin. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Rich d . Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
William Warre. 

2 d Rec d . by Cossids overland a Generall Letter from the President & Council iu 

Bengali dat d . 27 th . March. 
— Rec a . a Generall Letter from M r . Noden at Metchlep cl . dat d . 19 th . past. 

3 Ship William Cap'. Keble Command 1 ', arrivd from the Malabar Coast. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



—FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1711— 

Ship Thomas Cap'. Wood Comand r . arrivd from Bombay by whom reo d . a 3 
General! Letter from the Generall and Council there dat d . v e . 8 th . past. 

Eee d . the following Generall Letters from Port S\ David. 5 th - 

Prom the Dep tjr : Govern r . & CouneiL dat d . ^ m0 . iust f . 

Prom M r . Baker dated 29 th . past. 

Prom M r . Cottrell dated d°. time. 

Prom the Dep ty . Govern 1 ', dated 2 d . inst'. 

Prom M r . Berlu dated $> mo . inst'. 

Prom M r . Weld dated 2 d : inst'. 



At a Consultation 

Present 

William Praser Esq". Gov E . & President. Wednes- 

Edm d : Mountague. William Martin. day 6 th 

bobert baworth. thomas frederick. 

Bichard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Warre. 



M". Jennings ino 

The following Generall Letters having been sent about to the Council are now 
again read. 

Prom the President and Council in Bengali dated y e 27 lh . March, 
the Generall and Council at Bombay dated y e , 8 th . May. 
M r . Noden at Metchlep m . dated 19 th . d°. 
M r . Baker at Port 8*. David dated 29 th . d°. 
M r . Cottrell d°. 29 th . d° 

Dep' y . Govern 1 , and Council there l 8 '. June. 
M r . Berlu d°. I s ' d°. 

Dep^. Gov r . Parmer 2 d . d°. 

M r . Matt : Weld 2 d . d°. 

Agreed and Orderd that the Sec ry . doe deliver ship S'. Georges Charterparty to 
M r . Prancis Molyneux he signing a receipt for the same. 

Agreed and Orderd that One Thousand Pagodas be advanc'd M r . Thomas 
Frederick Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

There being some Merchants that offerd to buy what silver wee can spare, and the 
Warehousekeeper being askd what quantity might be remaining told us there was 31 
chests; Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeeper sell thirteen chests of Silver 
but not cheaper than 16£ for 10 Pag 8 , that he reserve four chests of Dollars proper 
for the West Coast, and that he deliver the remainder into the Mint to be coind into 



M r . William Martin Warehousekeep 1 '. delivers in Cap'. Goodmans acco'. relating 
to the Silver he took out of the chests and the damagd Broad Cloth the ball 6 , resting 
is Pag 8 . 697 : 16 : 21 : and the Commander declaring he had not wherewithall to 
discharge the same here desires it may be referrd home to the Hon We . Comp a . and his 
Owners said Acco'. is as Enter d after this Consultation. 

Cap'. Goodmans Dispatch read approv'd and signed 

Will: Eraser. 
Edm d : Mountague. 
W: Martin 
B. Eaworth. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Bich" Hunt. 
[lacuna'] 
William Warre. 

1711—18 



70 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1711- 



Dr. 



Fort S t . George June 8 th : 1711. 

LB. OZ. DWT. PaG\ FA. CA. 



Cap 7 . Samuell Goodman— 

To Silver wanting in chest N°. 54. 3 10 

To Ditto 241. 3 9 

To Ditto 2b9. 18 2 10 

To Ditto 142. 72 8 



at 16^ Doll 1 ' 8 

EALFS. P s . 

To Broad cloth Aurora. 2 

To Broad cloth Ord r y . . 3 1 

To Stuff Durgget . . 1 

To Perpetuanoes Ord 1 '?. 7 

ha. 13 : lp . 

at nine shillings \ 



94 11 
W 10 Pag*. . 

£ S. D. 

82 10 

92 17 6 

48 13 9 

245 

£469 1 3 
Pagoda . a 

Pag*. .. 



795 26 1 



1042 13 

1838 3 1 



Fort S t . George June 8 


rH : 1711. 


Cr. 




Pag b . pa. 


CA, 


er Contra — 






By Cash rec d . in part of 






the Silver 


640 22 


60 


By Ditto rec a . in part of 






the Broad Cloth 


500 







1140 22 


60 


Ballance resting . . 


697 16 


21 



Pag 8 



1838 3 



Errors Excepted 

& Sam" : Goodman. 

Eeeeivd a General! Letter from M r . Noden at Metohlep m . dat d . y e . 21 8t . past. 

Ship The.idora Sen 1 . Nicholo saild for Bengali. 

Ship S'. Pedro belonging to Cojah Awannes arrivd from Goa. 

This day M r . John Rudge Jun r : Mereh*. in the BA Hon ble : Comp 38 . Service 

" this life. 
Ship S\ George Cap*. Samuell Goodman Comand r . saild for Yizagapatam and 
Bengali by whom sent the following General! Letters Vizt. 

To the Cheif & Council of the former dated 31 st past. 
To the Present & Council of the latter dat d . 29 th past & 4 th inst fc . 
The Slow Galliot Andrew Gatt Mast r . arrivd from the Malabar Coast. 



TUESDAI 
12 th 



At a Consultation 

"Present 

William Eraser Esq". Gov b . & President. 
Edm d . Mountague. William Martin. 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bolkley. 

William Warre. 

M E . Jennings indisposd. 

The Steward delivers in an acco\ of sundry sums rec d . amounting to PagMOll : 

tn. 

6 : which is as Enterd after this Consultation. 

M r . Robert Raworth Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pag 8 , on acco 4 . 
Sea Customs. 

Perrianee Renter of the Measuring Duty pays into Cash One Hundred thirty six 
Pag 9 . 24 fa . on that acco'. 

Agreed and Orderd that Five Hundred Pagodas be advancd M r . Thomas Fred- 
erick to defray Charges Garrison. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 71 

—FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1711— 

M r . William Martin Warehousekeeper pays into Cash One Thousand One 
Hundred and forty Pagodas 22 fa : 3 C1 . being so much he receivd of Cap'. Goodman 
in part of what due from him as %> aeco'. dehverd in last Consultation day. 

Generall Letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 21 st last month 
receiv r d the 6 th inst'. at night now read, advising his having drawn a bill of Exchange 
on us for One Hundred and Forty Five Pagodas payable to Mahomud Sherif Agreed 
the same be paid accordingly. 

M r . John Eudge having dyed the 9 th inst 4 and there appearing no Will Orderd 
that the Paymaster doe take an Inventory of his effects & dispose thereof at publick 
Outcry. 

Will : Phaser. 
Edm d : Mountague. 
W : Martin. 

R. Ra WORTH. 

Tho : Frederick. 
Rich_ b . Hunt. 
[lacuna] 
William Warre. 

Paid into the Hon ble . Comp a \ Cash on the following Acco ts . Viz 4 . 

Kec d . of Gabriel Roberts Esq 1 ', for 6 months provision . . Pag' 

Rec d . of Cap 6 . Phrip for Salt Provisions 

Rec d . for Salt Provisions sent Vizagapatam 

Keo d . for Ditto -Fort S\ David 

Pag s . 

Alex 1 

Ship President belonging to the R' Hon ble . Comp a . Cap' Freeman Comm r . saild 12 T 

for Metchlep m . & Bengali by whom sent the following Generall Letters Viz'. 
To M r . Noden at Metchlep'". dated yf. 8 th inst'. 
To the President & Council at Bengali dated 9 th d°. 

Ship Nos Sen r . de Rosairo Antonio Cruz Comm r saild for Macao. 

Receivd a Generall Letter from M r . Noden at Metchlep m . dated 25 th past. — 

Ship Tagarya Cap* Shaw saild for Bengali. 13x 

Dispatchd a Generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council at Fort S\ David i 4 r 

of this days date. 

Dispatchd a Generall Letter to M r . Noden at Metchlepatam of this days date. 15™ 

Ship Triblicane Cap 1 . Dalglaish Comm r . saild for Syam. 16 x 



f. 562 


16 





100 








151 








200 


26 





1014 


6 





: Bennett 


Stew' 



At a Consultation 

Present 

William Fraser Esa\ Gov E . & President. Tuesday 

Edm d : Mountague. William Martin. 19™ 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Feeuerick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

William Fraser Esq r . Mintmaster reads that aeco' : for last month and pays into 
Cash Three Hundred and ninety Pag s . 7 fa . acco\ Coynage of Gold and delivers the 
Warehousekeeper Rup 8 . 1505 : 10 a ace' Coynage of Silver. 

Generall Letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 25 th ult rec d . the 
12 th inst'. having been sent about to the Council is now agiin read, advising that he 
has drawn a bill of Exchange on us for One Hundred fifty nine Pag'. 22* payable to 
M r . Thomas Frederick agreed the same be paid accordingly. 



72 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1711- 



M 1 '. Thomas Frederick Paymaster reads 
Charges Garrison 
Charges Dyet and Allowances 
Dyett and Stores laid in . . 
Charges Grenerall 
Fortifications & Repairs 
Charges Cattle 
Charges Extraordinary 
Brass Ordinance 
Egmore Redoubt 
Vizagapatam Factory 
Fort 8° David . . 
Priaman Settlement 
Ship President 
Mount House 



that aeco'. for last month Viz* 
Pag 8 . 1795 16 
245 13 
266 19 
389 2 
262 16 
64 30 
44 19 
7 6 
562 11 
30 - 
19 26 
4 16 
309 30 
603 10 



s . 4604 35 



M 1 '. Richard Hunt Land Customer reads that acco' 

Choultry Custom 

Rubye Brokers 

Registering Slaves 

Fines 



for last month Viz*. 

. . Pag s . 323 6 72 

71 9 72 

1 28 - 

- 18 4 



Pag*. 396 26 64 



and pays into Cash Five Hundred Pagodas. 

M r . Bulkley Storekeeper reads that aeeo'. for last month. 

Agreed and Orderd that One Thousand Pagodas be advane'd M r . Thomas 
Frederick Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

M r . Robert Rawortb Sea Customer reads that acco'. for last month Viz'. 
Custom on goods imported and exported . . . . Pag s . 3907 27 40 

Custom on Grain . . 137 30 20 

Anchorage • • . . . . . . . . . . 50 18 - 

Tonnage . . . . 68 19 - 

Pag s . 4164 22 60 



Erlepa &e a . Beetle & Tobacco Farmers pay into Cash on that acco*. Five Hundred 
Eighty Three Pag s . 12 fa. 

A Single Chamber built over the Sorting Godown having been always assignd 
to him that was assistant to the Warehousekeep 1 . but there having of late been such 
a resort and rendezvous of severall young men whose practice and behaviour have 
been so disorderly that it has given offence to all the Neighbourhood, besides the 
danger that may happen by fire to the Companys Estate by reason so many of their 
goods are lodg'd there, and all other means hitherto us'd for preventing the aforesaid 
danger having been ineffectuall, It's therefore resolvd that the said room be forthwith 
demolishd and pulld down and the Paymaster is Orderd to execute the same 
accordingly. 

There being a vacancy of a Searchers Employ at the Sea Gate occasiond by the 
death of M 1 '. John Rudge, It's therefore Agreed and Orderd that M 1 '. William Warre 
be Head Searcher and M r . Francis Cooke Under Searcher there. 

The Govern 1 ', does remind the Council that the days prefix d to what we resolvd 
concerning the Hallifax as %> our Consultation of the 23 d past being expird, he did 
therefore send for the Merchants yesterday with two or three of the Council, and 
having us'd all the Argum ts . possibly we could with the said Merchants in regard that 
cotton was fallen, peace and plenty in the Country, and no Manillia ships here in the 
Road to provide Cargoes for, it was therefore prest home to them for their finall 
answer what wee might for certain depend on them, to bring in goods timely to give 
the Hallifax a full Loading for England and therefore the Govern 1 ', gave them a sheet 
of paper and left with them a Braminy in the Consultation room to give then answer 



Diary and Consultation Book^ 1711 73 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1711- 



in writing w ch . they did accordingly, and is as Enter'd after this Consultation, and it 
being propos'd to the Council whether they were satisfyd with what the Merchants 
had obligd themselves to perform, it being the best terms they could be brought to, 
and whether it was not sufficient for reversing the order of Consultation on the 23 d 
ult° relating to the Hallifax which they all acquie3cd to and approvd. It's therefore 
Agreed and Orderd that the Warehousekeep r . doe lade on board the Hallifax the 
remaining part of her Charterparty allowance of Salt Petre and Eedwood. 

Agreed that John Deas Topass be entertaind to serve as a Soldier in this 
Garrison. 

Will: Eraser. 

Edm d : Mountague. 

W : Martin. 

R : Raworth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Rich" : Hunt. 

Edw d : Bulkley. 

W M : Jennings. 

William Warre. 

Translate of the Agreement between the Hon ble 

William Eraser Esq," President &c\ Council 

and the Comp as . Merchants. 

We the Subscribers doe hereby promise and oblige ourselves to bring in 800 

bales of Cloth by the tenth of October next ensuing, iu failure of which we oblige 

ourselves to pay Two Thousand Pagodas charges on ship Hallifax. 

We will likewise bring into Eort S\ David by the twenty fifth of Septemb r . 200 
bales of Long cloth, which is there to be sorted and embaled In Witness whereof we 
have hereunto sett our hands this 18 th of June 1711 in Eort S*. George. 

Suncah Ramah, 
Naira Ball Chitty, 
Pillaw Pollam Ball Chitty,' 
Connapa Chitty, 
Colloway Chitty, 
Vincatty Chitty. 

It was observd last night, betwixt the hours of 8 & 9 a clock there was a great 21 sr 

shakeing of the earth which lasted something more than a minute, but no damage 
as we hear of yet. 

Ship Carreim Aga Carreim Noquedah saild for Bengali. 

Ship Gopaul Swaumee saild for Ganjam. 22 D 

Ship Chindadre amvd from Pondicherry. 25 th 

Sloop S\ Pedro saild for Bengali. — 

Ship Pidu Razam Malleik Noquedah saild for Bengali. 26 th 

Ship Razalee saild for Bengali. — 

Ship Geah Latchme belonging to Kittee Narrain saild for Achin. 27 th 

At a Consultation 
Present 
William Eraser Esg e . Gov". & Presid t . Thursday 

Edm" : Mountague. William Martin. 28 th . 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 

Richard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. William Warre. 

M r . William Martin Warehousekeeper reads that acco*. for last month. 
Orderd that One Thousand Pag a . be advancd M 1 . Thomas Erederick Paymaster 
to defray Charges Garrison. 
1711—19 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1711- 



M r . Robert Raworth Sea Customer pays into Cash One Thousand Pag", acco'. 
Sea Customs. 

M r . Francis Cooke now appearing desires to be excusd from serving as Searcher 
at the Sea Gate, and to have no other buisness but in the Mint untill the shipping 
arrives which is granted. 

M rs . Elizabeth Holcombe Widdow to the late M r . Holcombe formerly Cheif at 
Vizagapat™. dyd 1 st Inst', and having by will requested the Rev d . M r . Lewis to take 
charge of her effects, who being sent for, and now appearing before us, was desird to 
look out for all bills, bonds, or acco tB . by which it should appear there was any thing 
due to the said Mr. Holcombe at Yizagapatam or elsewhere, and deliver the same 
5^ List to this Board, and likewise to secure the amo'. of her Outcry and pay the 
produce into the Hon ble . Comp a8 . Cash, which he promises to doe first deducting all 
charges, to the end that wee may recover as much as possibly wee can of the said 
Debts to reimburse the Hon bIe . Comp a . for so much as they have paid M r . Holeombes 
debt to Fuckerla Cawne the ^ m0 may last at Vizagapatanv 

Mess rb . Mountague & Hunt deliver in a stated acco'. of interest between the 
Hon ble . Comp a and their Merch ts . Colloway & Vincatty Chittee's referrd to them 
as ^ Consultation of 28 th Decemb 1 " 1710 by which it appears there is a ball", of Pag 8 . 
5992 : 6 : 3 due to the said Merchants (said acco'. is as Enterd after this Consultation) 
which with the ball 6 , of Pag s . 10348 : 32 : 4 Principall as <Jp acco'. deliverd in by M r . 
William Martin as & Consultation of the 19 th October last make both together Pag 8 . 
16341. 3. 1 of which Fifteen Thousand Pag s . was paid them in part on y e : 2 d April 
last, Orderd that the remaining being One Thousand Three Hundred & Forty one 
Pag 8 3 fa . 1". be paid them in full of the aforesaid acco 4 . 

M r . Robert Raworth Attorney to the late President Pitt does now present two 
bills of Exchange drawn by the Govern r . and Council at York Fort payable Viz' One 
to Thomas Pitt Esq r . for " $2459 : 2™ and the other to the said Thomas Pitt Esq r . 
&c a Owners of the William Briggantine for $6108 : 3 8n which actually belongs to 
the said late President Pitt and severall inhabitants of this place, and is no part of the 
Estates either of Matthew Ridley Esq r . or Mess rs . John DeLapie & William Deane 
of whom the bills express the value rec d . Its therefore Orderd that the said bills be 
paid on the same terms as the Owners of ship Resolution's bill was, and interest to be 
allowd to that time. 

M r . Joseph Smart the present Receiver at the Sea Gate who is now become a 
Junior Merchant by his standing petitions to be appointed Sec 17 , that place becoming 
vacant, by the removall of M r . William Warre to be Head Searcher, wee have there- 
fore gratifyd his request he being fittly qualifyd. 

And there being now some employs vacant at the Sea Gate it's therefore resolvd 
that M r . Thomas Cooke be Receiver of the Comp as . Customs, and that he act as Provi- 
sionall Under Searcher, Its likewise Agreed and Orderd that Mr. John Mason be 
appointed Writer at the Sea Gate, and that they enter upon their respective employs 
the ^ m0 . next month. 

Orderd that John Alberto be entertaind to serve in the Gunroom. 

Will: Feaseb. 

Edm d : Mountague. 
W: Maetin. 
Rob t . Rawoeth. 
Tho: Fbedeeick. 
Rich" Hunt. 
Edw d : Bulklev. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



75 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JUNE 1711- 



Fort 



COLLOWAY & VlNCATTY CHITTEE's 

To Interest on Pag 8 . 16423 : 
32 : 4 being for goods sold them 
by Matthew Empson Warehouse- 
keep' from the ult°. Sept r . 1707 
to the ult°. Sepf. 1709 is 2 years 
at 9 ffl cent . . . . " 

To Ditto on Pag 8 . 23986 : 13 : 
1 being for 10 chests of silver 
deliverd them from the 15 th 
Jan'y. 1708/9 to the Ult° Sepf 
1709 isl 8 m0 15 da at 9 4f cent 

To Ditto on Pags 40796 : 35 
being for broad cloth &c a . sold 
them from the ult° 1709 to the 
nit" Sept r 1709 is 6 m0 at 9 
cent 

To Ditto on Custom & Dustore 
as^ acc\ particulars at 9 & cent. 

Total 
Te Ballance remaining 



George May y e 28 th : 1711. 



Pag 8 



PA FA 

s — 

1 


CA 


r 

2956 10 


4 


. 1528 30 


3 


1835 31 





t. 211 19 





6532 19 
5992 6 


1 
3 


12524 25 


4 



c. 



Per Contra — 

By Interest due to them as ffi 
ace*, particulars 

By Ditto on Pag 8 . 8659 3 5 
being the ball from the ffl mo 
Sept'. 1707 to the ult°. 'Sepf. 
1709 is 2 years at 9 #" Cent . . 

By Ditto on Pag 8 . 10000 being 
the ball of their acco*. from the 
#' mo . Octob r . to the 19 th d°. 1711 
is V* 19 d:l at 9 W Cent 



PA FA CA 



10018 21 



1558 22 4 



947 18 



Pag*. 12524 25 4 



Errors Excepted. 
^ Edmund Mountague. 
Eichard Hunt. 
Ship Sarah and Esther Cap'. Wathen saild for Bengali by whom sent a generall 
Letter to the President & Council there dat d . 22 d Ins'. 
Ship Hydaree Saild for Bengali, 
a Generall Letter from Fort S' David dat . the 30 ,h June 1711. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
William Eraser Esq". Gov*. & President. 
Edm„. Mountague. William Martin. 

\licuna~] Thomas Frederick. 

Eichard Hunt. Edward Bulkley. 

William Warre. 
Mess* 8 . Ba worth & Jennings. Indisposed. 
Agreed and Order'd that Two Thousand Pagodas be advancd M r . Thomas ffre- 
derick Paymaster to defray charges Garrison. 

The President reads the Ace', of the E'. Hon ble . Comp' 8 . Cash for the last month 
Ballance Pag 8 . 38323 : 21 : 3. 

Gruapa &c a . Arrack ffarmers pays into Cash Pa 316.24 on that Account. 
Eichard Davenport Purser of Ship Hallifax by order of the Comander Cap'. 
Henry Hudson request Thirty Tons of Salt Petre more than Ordered ty Oharterparty, 
Agreed that his request be granted and the Warehousekeeper is ordered to Load the 
same on board accordingly, the said request is as enterd after this Consultation. 

The Assay Masters delivers in a report of a Silver Alter and Angel's receiv'd ^ 
Ship ffrederick Chest N°. 329, which was ordered into the Mint to be coin'd into rupees, 
and is found worse than Standard (as Invoicd) 7 lb ' 9 0Z- 9 dwt - the said report is as 
enter'd after this Consultation. 



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2 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711 

G-enerall Letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . & Council at Port S' David dated the 
30 th Ult°. receiv'd the 2 d . Ins', haveing been sent about to the Council is now again 
read adviseing they have drawn Two bills of Exchange on us payable to Kittee 
Narrain Viz'. 



One for Pagodas 
The other for Pa 



917 13 V) 
1071 30 1 | 

1989 7 2 



they be 



accepted when presented, and pay'd when due. 

Will : Praser. 

[Lacuna] 
W. Martin. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Edw b : Bulkley. 

[Lacuna] 
William Warre. 
To the HoN ble . William eeraser Esq, 1 . 

Presid t . & Gov Rp . of Port S r . George & a . Council. 

Hon ble . S ES . 

Pinding the Kentilage Allowed according to Charterparty for the Ship Hallifax, 
will not be sufficient for the stiffening of the said Ship I humbly request your Hon r . 
&c a . will be pleased to order Thirty Tons of Salt Petre more to be Laden on board, 
which will intirely Oblige. 

Hon blfi . S rs . 
T r : most Obed'. Humble Servant. 
Port S t . George By order of Cap'. Henry Hudson. 

4 th July 1710. Bich d . Davenport. 

Purser. 

Account of an Alter and Angels delivered by the Hon ble : Governour &o a . 
Council to be melted and Essay'd June y e 20 th 1711, Eec a ty Ship ffrederick Chest N°. 
329 w ch we find to be viz'. 

lb. oz\ g r . 
An Alter W". ... ... 145 7 - 

Wast in Melting ... ... 1 3 10 

dw'. 

144 3 10 Worse 12i. 
8 1 10 



Standard 



136 2 - 

Prancts Cooke 1 A . 

John Cooke j ^ay-masters 

Ship Sylva from Persia Cap'. Thorn 9 . Saunders arrived by whom receiv'd a. 
Generall Letter from the Cheif of Gombroon. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to ffort S'. David of this days's date. 

Ship Chindadre saild for Manilha. 

This morning Three large Ships appear'd in sight which prov'd to be the Dart- 
mouth Aurengzeb and Avanlla on board the former came the Hon ble . Edw d . 
Harrison Esq r . President and Govern r . of Port S*. George and S\ David, the Coast of 
Choromandell and Island of Sumatra. 

Beceivd a Generall letter from the Govern 1 *, of Pullioherry dated 19 th July N S 
1711, 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 77 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711 

At a Consultation 
Present 
The Hon ble . Edward Harrison Esa B . Gov". & Presld 1 . ™- 

The Worsp 1l . Robert Ra worth Esg e . day h" 

I". Thomas efrederick. M e . Henry Davenport. 

I*. William Martln. M e . Edw d Bulkley. 

M\ William Jennings. Mr. Bern". Benyon 

M*. William Warre. 

This morning about 8 a clock came ashore the Hon ble . Edward Harrison Esq r . who The Hone, 

produced his Comission dated the 22 d . December 1710 Appointing him President for ™^' -^l' 

the B'. Hon ble . United East India Company's Affairs on the Coast of Choromandell and comes ashore 

Orixa and of the Chingee and Moratta Countrys and Govern 1, . of Port S'. George, comission 

Port S*. David and the Island of Sumatra, which being read, the late President Wil- appointing 

liam ffraser Esq 1- , did resign the Chair, and deliver the Keys of the Port to the said Edwd. °Harl 

Edward Harrison Esq r . ri30n B3 <i r - 

1 Govr. read. 

The old Pre- 
side resigns 
the Chair to 
ye New. 

Ordered that the Warehousekeeper do unload all the Treasure from on board ships j^ k Ware " 
Dartmouth. Aurengzeb and Avarilla, and that the Paymaster do send off for all the to unload the 
Souldiers. ' £5K»* 

Aurengzeb 
& Avarilla. 

Generall Letter from the Hon ble . Court of Directors dated London the 3 d . of Jan- L e etter Ho f n r b °™ 
uary 1710 is now read, and a List of the several! packets of Ships Dartmouth, ciompa. aTtne 
Aurengzeb and Avarilla is as enterd after this Consultation. ^cLta" & th* 

3 ships to be 
enterd after 
this Consultn. 

Agreed that Robert Raworth Esq", do gett himself in a readynys to go down to Mr. Raworth 
Port 8*. David with all Expedition. wUfUalS 

pedition to 

proceed to 

Fort St. 
David, 

Ordered that M r . William Martin Warehousekeeper peruse the Account of what The ware- 
Goods was wanting ty Ship Heathcote. tTptusTthe 

Aoet. of 
GoodB want- 
ing V Heath- 
cote. 

Ordered that Cap'. Prancis Seaton be sent for, who accordingly appeared and was Capt. Seaton 
acquainted that he must gett himself in a readyness to go for Europe upon the first acquainted & 
returning Ship. wtu y8 HonMa 

Comps orders 

The late President William Praser Esq r delivers over to the Hon ble . Edward The old p re - 
Harrison Esq r the ballance of the R 4 . Hon ble . United Companys Cash being pag 9 . 34651: |j*- ^ & 

10- 1 Balla. of ye 

Honble. 
Comp Cash 
being 34661 

E. Harrison. Pag * 

E. Baworth. 
Tho: Prederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Epw D : Bulklby. 
W M : Jennings. 
Bern": Bbnyon. 
William Warre. 
1711—20 



78 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711 

List of the Hon ble . Companys Packet to Port. 
S r George ^ Ship Dartmouth. 

N°. 2. Company's Generall to the Port dat a the 3 d . January 1710. 

I. Comission under the Comp 8 . eomon Seal for Appointing the President and 
Council of Port S\ George dat d . the 22 d . Decem r . 1710. 

3. Copy Companys Generall to D°. dat a . the 5 th July 1710 sent by the 
Success. 

4-. Copy Company's Generall to D°. dated the 7 th D°. sent by the Success. 

5. Invoice of the Dartmouth Amounting to £73359. — "8. 

6. Bill of Loading of D° Ship. 

7. List of Goods to be provided at the Port. 

8. Copy of the List of Goods to be provided by the Sup T Cargoes of the 
Howland. 

9. Copy of the Dartmouth's Charterparty. 

10. List of the Company's Servants and free Merchants for the Port. 

11. Manifest of Bullion and Goods licenced to be shipt on board the Dartmouth. 

12. Certificate sign'd by M r - Bisse the Coast Warehousekeeper &e a - of divers 
Goods wanting by severall Ships. 

13. An Ace'- of Corrall &c a - licencd to be shipt on board the Dartmouth. 

14. Printed Copy of the Company's By-Laws. 

15. List of Souldiers for the Port on board the Dartmouth sign'd by M r - Terrey 
being 23. 

16. Key of Three Boxes N°- 18. 19. 20 containing Gold and Silver Thread ty 
Dartmouth — in the Box apart. 

17. Key of a Box N°- 15 q l Brocaded Silks ty Dartmouth — in the Box apart. 

18. A small Box directed patterns of 292 Bales of Cloth and Ten bales of Per- 
petts & Dartmouth. 

19. Company's Generall to the Port dated the 13 th - Dec r - 1710. 

20. Pacquet for the Secret Comittee dat d - the 8 th January 1710 directed to 
the Govern r - of Port S'- George for the time being this with N°- 19 were inclosed 
seald up in a cover and directed Viz'- Por the Hon ble - the Gov r - & Council for all the 
Porces and Affairs of the English Nation at Port S L George &c a - 

21. Pacquet directed to the Hon ble - Jn°- Russell Esq r - Presid'- Mess rs - Hedges, 
Adams, Pattle Chittee Bugden Calvert and Love of Council at Port William in the 
Bav of Bengali to be forwarded thither by the first good opportunity, It is in the 
Box. 

List of the Hon ble - Company's Pacguet to the Port by the Aurengzeb. 

1. Comission under the Company's Comon Seal for Appointing the President 
& Council of Port S*- George dat a the 22 d - Decern 1 - 1710. 

2. Company's Generall to the Port Dated the 3 d - Jan r r- 1710. 

3. Copy Company's Generall to Ditto dat d - the 5 th July 1710 sent by the 
Success. 

4 Copy Company's Generall to d°- dat d - the 7 th d°- sent & Success 

5. Invoice of the Aurengzeb Amounting to £67486 '10 -5. 

6. Bill of Loading of ditto ship. 

7. Copy of the Aurengzeb's Charterparty 

8. List of Goods to be provided at the Port. 

9. Copy of the List of Goods to be provided by 'the Sup r - Cargoes of the 
Howland. 

10. List of the Company's Servants & free Merchants for the Port. 

II. Manifest of Bullion and Goods licenced to be ship't onboard the Aurengzeb. 

12. Certificate signd by M r - Bisse the Coast Warehousekeeper &c a - of divers 
Goods wanting by severall ships. 

13. Printed Copy of the Company's By-Laws. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 79 

FORT ST GEORGE, JULY 1711 

11. List of 50 Souldiers for the Port on board the Aurengzeb sign'd by 
M r - Terrey. 

15. A small Box directed Patterns of 297 Bales of Cloth and Ten ditto of 
Perpetts & Aurengzeb. 

16. Company's Generall to the Port dat d - the 13 th - Decem r - 1710. 

17. Packet from the Secret Comittee dat d - the 8 th January 1710 directed to the 
Govern 1 - of Port S L - George for the time being this with N°- 16 were inclosed sealed 
up in a Cover and directed Viz 1 - Por the Hon ble the Gov r - and Council for all the 
Porces and Affairs of the English Nation at Port S'- George &c a - 

18. Key of a Box N° 9 containing Gold and Silver Thread, It is in the Box 
apart. 

19. Pacquet directed to the Hon ble - John Russell Esq r - President and Mess 1 ' 8 - Hedges 
Addams, Pattle, Chitty,Bugden Calvert and Love of Council at Port William in the Bay 
of Bengali to be forwarded thither' by the first good oppertunity. It is in the Box. 

List of the Company's Pacqjjet to the Port & the Avarilla. 
N°. 1 Comission under the Company's Comon Seal for Appointing the President 
and Council of Port S 4 . George dat d . 22 d . Dec r 1710. 

2. Comp ,s . Gener 1 . to the ffort dated the 3 d . Jan r >'. 1710. 

3. Invoice of the Averilla Am', to £29115. 5. 2 
1. Bill of Loading ^ d°. ship. 

5. Copy of the Averilla's Charterparty. 

6. List of Goods to be provided at the Port. 

7. Copy of the List of Goods to be provided by the Sup r . Cargoes of the 
Howland. 

8. List of the Company's Servants and free Merchants for the Port. 

9. Manifest of Bullion and Goods licenced to be shipt on board the Averilla. 

10. Certificate sign'd by M r . Bisse the Coast AVarehousekeeper &c a . of diverse 
Goods wanting by severall ships. 

11. Printed Copy of the Company's By-Laws. 

12. List of Souldiers for the Port on board the Averilla. sign'd by M r . Terrey 
being Thirty. 

13. A small Box directed Patterns of 189 Bales of Cloth ty T . Averilla. 

14. Company's Generall to the Bay dated the 13 th Decern''. 1710. 

15. Packet from the Secret Comittee dated the 8 of Jan ry . 1710 directed to the 
Govern 1, of Port S\ George for the time being this with N°. 11 were inclosed, seald up 
in a cover and directed Viz'. Por the Hon ble . the Govern r & Council for all the 
Porces and Affairs of the English Nation at Port S* George &c a . 

16. Invoice of a Chest of Medicines and Barrell of Druggs on board the 
Averilla for the Port, Memorand m . it is in the Chest. 

17. Keys of ditto fasten'd to the Chest. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
The Hon ble . Edw d . Harrison Esq/. Presid t . & Gov*. Thursday 

The Woesp". Robert Raworth Esg r . 22 th 

M E . Thomas ffrederick. M e . Hen : Davenport. 
M\ William Martin. M e . Edw d . Bulkley. 
M\ William Jennings. M e . Bern". Benyon. 
M\ William Warre. 
The present State of Port S'. David is Taken into Consideration, and debated for The present 
information of the present Governour and agreed that it is absolutely necessary in State of Fort 
order to putt speedy end to the Warr now in hand with the King of Chin°-ee That debSedMr. 
Rob'. Raworth Esq/, be forthwith dispatchd thither attended by the five Europe ships ^ aw ° rth& . 5 ' 
now in the Road, as well to defend each other from the ffrench ships dayly expected toWmt lp * 
as by their appearance in those parts to draw our Enemys to a Speedy Agreement. ' thither - 



80 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711 

^di^wTy" 5 The Comanders of the five Europe Ships were sent for and ordered to gett them- 

Europe ships selves ready for the aforesaid Expedition. 

desired to gett 
ready for y° 
Fort St. 
David Ex- 
pedition. 

bm 3 t Ba h rope Ordered that the Warehousekeeper do unload the Dartmouth, Aurengzeb and 

nnloaden. * Averilla with all expedition. 

haa tuts* Ordered that the Storekeeper and Gunner gett ready a sufficient quantity of arms 

Gunner to & Amunition to be sent to Port S' David. 

provide Arms 
& Amuni- 
tion for Fort 
St. David. 

Pag. iooo Ordered that One thousand Pagodas be Advanced M r . Thomas ffrederick Pay- 

Paymaster. master to defray charges Garrison. 

The officers Ordered that the Secretary call in all the Officers Commissions, and that New 

to be called in ones be drawn up pursuant to the Orders in the Generall letter by Gov r . Harrison. 

& new ones to 
he given in 
lien. 

Coiioway & Ordered that Colloway and Vineattee Chittee be sumon'd to attend this board 

Chtttees'to be nex ^ Consultation to tell why they have not payd the rent. 

calld to an 
accot. about 
their rent. 

The paragr f There being a clause in the Generall letter concerning the former misbehaviour 

Comps 0n L e e tter of young ffactors & "Writers it was therefore ordered that they should be imediately 

reiateing to sen t for, and the said paragraph relateing to them being read and a charge to the said. 

viourof purport given them by the Govern r ., they promised a better behaviour, and for the 

Writers read future a more industrious diligence in their business. 

TheSher- On consideration that the ffrench Ships may be hourly expected at Pondicherry, 

to leave Fort Agreed that the Sherbourn Cap'. Henry Cornwall Comander is imediately ordered to 

St. David. leave Port S*. David and hasten hither to join the other five ships. 

Comand^dr" Ordered that fresh advices be lodged at Negapatam and Trinquabar for our 

Supr cargoes expected shipping to give them intelligence of the dayly expectation of the arrival! 
of Two ffrench ships on this Coast, and what else materiall for their safety. 



of all En 
ships for their 
better avoid- 
ing ye Enemy 
to be lodg'd 
at Negapm. & 
Trinquabar. 



Pag. 300 Ordered that Pag s . Three Hundred be Advanced Eamazalu &°. painters towards 



painting the E'. Hon ble . Company's Cloth. 

Letter from Govern 1- . Hebert to the h 
which is that Surup Sing had requested of 
thereby all things might be brought to an Accomodation. 



advano'd y 
Painters. 

Letter from Letter from Govern 1- . Hebert to the late President is now read the purport of 

^eaTbeirVan which is that Surup Sing had requested of him to act as a Mediator between us, that 

overture for 

accomodating 

matters 

between 

Surup Sing & 

Fort St . 

David. 

An Answer to Agreed that an Answer to Mouns r . Hebert's Letter be drawn up by the President 

drawn up by to keep the matter in suspence till M r . Eaworth can go down. 

the President. 

Mr. Hunt M r . Hunt appears now before us and acquaints us with his readyness to serve the 

lenience must ^'" Hon ble . Company wherever they please to comand him but that by his Long 
attend his Standing in this place had ingaged himself in so much business, what with his own and 

Affairs if he 
proceeds to 
Fort St. 
David." 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 81 

—FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711— 

other peoples concerns, that his removeall from hence would be of the worst con- Answer 
sequence that could attend him, an answer to which was deferrd till another j h j ret j 
opportunity. 

E. Harrison. 

Eob t Raworth. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Hen Davenport. 

W : Martin. 

Edw d : Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern d . Benyon. 

William Warre. 
Eeceiv'd a Generall letter from M r . Noden at Metchlepatam dated 28 th June 13 th 
1711. 

Dispateh'd a Generall letter to the Deputy Govern 1 , and Council of Fort S\ David - 
of this day's date. 

Dispatchd a Generall letter to the President and Council of Bengali dated the - 
13 th July 1711. 

, At a Consultation 

Present 
Edw d . Harrison Esq". Gov". & President. Fryday 

Robert Raworth. Thomas Frederick. 13 th 

Henry Davenport. William Martin. 

Edward Bulkley. William Jennings. 

Bernard Benyon. William Warre. 

Generall Letter of this days date to the President & Council at Bengali was read Bengali read 
and signd. & sign'd. 

Likewise Gen 11 . Lett 1 ', of this date to the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. & Counc 1 of Fort S'. b*. David ° r 
David was read and sign'd. read - 

Ordered that the Warehousekeeper, M r . Warr and M 1 '. Benyon with the Essay appointed to 
masters do examin all the Silver and Broadcloth that came out by ships Dartmouth, gf] a ™ r m & y :Brd 
Aurengzeb and Averilla and make their report accordingly. Cloth that 

oame by the 3 
ships. 

There haveing for a considerable time been entertain'd more than an usuall oM^nTtobe 
number of Peons (but upon extraordinary Occasions) and the Paymaster's Accounts reduced to 
running high 'tis agreed that they be reduced to Two Hundred and care be taken that 
regard be had to the Oldest and best Servants. 

The President acquaints the Council of their respective station's in which they ^nS" 111011 
are to Act after the departure of the Dep tr . Govern', for Fort S*. David which are stations. 
Viz*. 



M\ Thomas ffrederick. 
M\ Henry Davenport. 
M E . William Martin. 


Aecomptant. 

W ar eh ousekeeper . 

Sea Customer. 


M E . Edward Bulkley. 

M E . William Jennings. 


Paymaster. 
Land Customer. 


M R . Bern". Benyon. 
M". William Warre. 


Storekeeper. 

Scavenger & Rentall Generall. 


Employs they are to enter upon the first next month. 



Cap'. Hudson by his Purser requests that his Ship, as not haveing a sufficient shotuTbe* 

weight in her bottom to turn to Windward Agreed that the cast Guns off the Batteree ee ^ °? to 

and some broken shott be spared him towards stiffening his Ship dureing this present Haiufa^y 9 

expedition to Fort S\ David, he paying all charges of Cooly & Boat hyre of carry- j^ 6 ^ 8 , 

ing them off, and putting them ashore at his return. payd by y» 

\7\\ 21 Oomander. 



82 



Records of Fort St. George 



The Silver 
that belongs 
to particular 
■^gona to be 
dd. to em 
aooording to 



—FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711— 

There being severall parcells of Silver sent out by these last ships belonging to 
particular Persons ordered that the Warehousekeeper deliver out the same when 
demanded according to the Generall Letter. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 

Edw d . BDLKLEr. 

W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 

William Warre. 



Dispatchd a Letter to the Cheif of Pullicatt with inclosed Letters to be for- 
warded by him to Negapatam dated the 13 July 1711. 

Dispatchd a generall letter to the Govern 1 ", of Trinquabarr with Instructions to 
our expected shipping that may happen to call in there. 

Ship King Ibrahim come from Moldives. 



At a Consultation 



Present 



Monday 
16th 



Sea Custom 
aoot. read, 
& 1000 pa pa. 
in by Mr. 
Raworth, 



Edw d . Harrison Esq," 
Bob t . Baworth Esa K . 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 



Govern". & Presid 1 . 
Thom s . perederiok. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



M 1 '. Bobert Baworth Sea Customer reads his Acco fc . for the Month of June, and 
pays into the B\ Hon ble . Comp*. Cash One Thousand Pagodas on that Account. 
Custom on Goods Imported and exported this month . . 7374 1 32 

Customs on Grain 102 33 60 

Anchorage 67 18 - 

Tonnage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 14 - 



Pags 



7595 31 12 



A Detaoh- 
ment of 100 
men & i 
Serjeants to 
be drawn out 
for Ft. St. 
David. 

The Dootr to 
provide 
medicines for 
Fort St. 
David, & Mr. 
Bulkley 
to supervise 
the same. 
Mr. Raworth's 
Comission 
read. 

A Writer for 
Fort St. 
David. 



Ordered that One Hundred men and four Serjeants be drawn out under the 
Comand of Ensign Hobbs to be sent upon these Ships with M r , Baworth to the Assist- 
ance of Port S\ David. 



There being a want of medicins at Port S'. David for the use of the Garrison, 
ordered that the Doctor make provision accordingly, and that they be sent them 
down by this conveyance, and that M 1 '. Bulkley have the Sup r .vizeing of them. 



Comission for constituteing the Dep ty . Govern", of Port S". David was read and 
Sign'd. 

Ordered that M r . George Wahup AVriter do gett himself in a reaiyness to attend 
M r . Baworth to Port S'. David. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



83 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711— 
There being a difference with Colloway Chittee about the payment of the money coiioway 



order'd that he be sumon'd to attend this board when our more leisure time will permitt Board y 
in order to adjust the same. 



when 
more at 
leisure about 



Severall Complaints haveing been made by the Company's merchants of Tort S\ 
David against M 1 '. Berlu to the late President and Council, and he thereupon ordered 
up here to clear himself of what alledgd against him, upon debate agreed it would be 
more proper to send him back on these ships to Fort 8'. David remitting the matter to 
a hearing before the Dep ty . Govern 1 ", and Council to adjust, he being ordered to 
remain on board till matters can be made easy, because the merchants pretend to leave 
the Bounds upon his arrival!. 

Severall complaints being made against Govinder the late President's Dubash of 
his extorting by unjust means severall sums of money from the Inhabitants of this 
place contrary to his Master's knowledge, it is therefore ordered that Mess rs . Bulkley 
and Benyon do acquaint M r . ffraser that unless he'l give security for his appearance 
that he be forthwith putt into the charge of the Petta Naigue and that the Secretary 
Affix notes at the severall Gates of the Town to give notice who ever has any just 
demands upon him do appear before the Govern 1 ", and Council to prove the same. 

There being a vacancy at this Board by the death of M r . Edward ffleetwood, 
It is agreed that if M r . Hunt will accept the Station of Youngest in Council he be 
admitted in regard to his former Services, notwithstanding his refusall to go to his 
station allotted him at Port S c . David. 

Orderd that Mess rs . Bulklev,Warre and Hunt do act as Justices of the Choultrv. 



E: Harbison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 



silver sold 
him when Mr. 
Empson was 
Warehouse- 
keeper. 
Mr. Berlu to 
be sent baok 
to Eort S t . 
David. 



Complaints 
against the 
late Presi- 
dent's Dubash 
of his 
extorting 
money 
from some of 
the Inhabit- 
ants. 

Mr. Hunt 
reed, into 
Council 



Persons 
Appointed 
Justices of 
the Choultry. 



At a Consultation 
Present 



Edw d . Harrison Esq" 
Kobert Baworth. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 



Govern 1 , & Presidet. 
Thomas eprederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William AVarre. 



Tuesday 17 



The Dispatches for the Comanders of the Ships Des Bouverie, Dartmouth, DiBpatohes 
Averilla and Aurengzeb for the present expedition to Port S l . David were read and Q^ aiIS 

sign'd. of the Europe 

° ships for Fort 

Bt. David 
read. 



84: Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JVLY 1711— 

Pag. sou to be Order'd that pagodas Five Hundred be Advanced M r . Thomas Frederick Pay- 

fouiciiers master to pay the Souldiers bound on this expedition. 

bound to Pott 
St. David. 

5ri"e°luf reU There bein S a vaean °y in the Council of Fort S l . David by the death of M r . John 

Council at Bulteel, it is therefore ordered that M 1 . Charles Cotterell as being next in standing 

David.'' continue his Station. 

Serapau to Checca Serapa formerly Cheif Merchant of this place haveing requested of us to 

laworfh to attend the Deputy Grovernour to Fort S'. David in order to go to Chingee and 

Fort st. accomodate the present troubles, and we knowing him to be a subtle crafty fellow, 

intending his and consequently may be serviceable to us in composeing the present differences be- 

endeavoure to 
accomodate 
ye troubles 



tween us and Syrup Sing it is therefore agreed that his Eequest be granted. 



N umber of Xhe present disposition of the Souldiers ordered for Fort S c . David, for security 

embarque on of the ships against the Enemy dayly expected ; It is Agreed that Ensign Hobbs with 
eaoh ship. Twenty five Souldiers under his Comand embarque on board the Des Bouverie, a 

Serjeant and fifteen on board the Averilla a Serjeant and Twenty on board each 

other ship, and that the Secretary give the Cofhanders their respective orders to 

receive them on board accordingly. 
Capt. Hudson Cap 4 . Henry Hudson Comander of the Ship Hallifax being very ill and not able 

Remitted 01 to stirr delivers in his petition requesting that he may stay ashore on consideration 
to remain a- that his Cheif mate is a capable man fitt to be trusted with the ship we have granted 

his Request, which is enter'd after this consultation. 

The iron Not haveing Time to shift the Ships bound to Fort S l . David the Affairs there 

Kentjlage-to absolutely requireing their being speedily sent away Agreed to leave the Iron 
ships. Kentilage &c a , aboard till their return to enable them to turn to windward. 

The Surgeons The Surgeons of the Europe Ships requesting their late usual! allowance of 10 sh ^> 

ship's^ tte[r° pe man as a gratuity f or their care of the outward bound Souldiers, It is order'd that 
gratuity the Paymaster disburse the money takeing their receipts for the same. 

money 

ordered to be 
pttyd them. 
Mr. G 
Writer to go 



It's agreed that M r . Thomas Gray Writer be permitted to go down to Fort S'. 
to Fort st 8 " David according to his request. 

David at his 
request. 

a Horse to be Ordered that the Paymaster send on board Ship Dartmouth One of the 

Dartmouth R'. Hon ble . Company's Horses being for the use of the Dep' y . Govern r . 

for ye Depty. 
Govr. 



wants 



Cap*. Cornwall Acquainting the Board that he could not proceed back for 
David unless we would putt on board Twenty Five Tons of Salt Petre or givt 



Fort 
_ . David unless we would putt on board Twenty Five Tons of Salt Petre or give him 
Tons of Petre time to take in so much sand. 

to stiffen his 



bein ^little ^» -^§ ree(i tn at we wi ^ not detain the other Ships, the Sherborn being a small ship, 



defence & a Of little defence, a heavy Sailer and indifferently man'd, 



heavy sailer 
remains here. 



E. Habeison. 
Tho: Fbedeeick. 
Hen : Davenpoet. 
"W. Mabtin. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Been". Benyon. 
William Waeee. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 85 

—FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711— 
To the Hon ble . Edw d Harbison Esq". 

PbesH> t & GoV E OF FoBT S 1 GSOEGE 
&0 A COUNCIL 

HoN ble . S r . Ac*. 

You having orderd the Hallifax to Fort S*. David in Company with the other 
Europe Ships but my indisposition of hody and being very ill forces me to desire that 
yo r Hon r : &c a , will please to lett ashore which will infinitely [oblige]. 

Hon b1 !. S r &c s . 
Your very humble serv\ 
Hen: Hudson. 

To the Hon ble . Edw d Haeeison Esq" 

GoV E . & THE WoESP LL COUNCIL OF 
Fobt S T . GeOEGE. 

GENTLEMEN 

Your Hon r . &c a . being pleasd to order me down to ffort S' David with the ships 
now ready to sail I am to inform your Hon r . that my ship has not sufficient Kentilage 
to turn to Windward so humbly request I may be supplyd with twenty five tons more 
of my Kentilage of Salt Petre there being fourty I shall be answerable for the same 
and remain. 

Y r Hon rs . 
Most Obed*. humble Serv\ 
Poet S 1 Geobge July the 18 th 1711 Heney Coenwall. 

Sloop Sallamut Easau saild for Bengali. 17 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edw b : Haeeison Esq," Gov e & Peesident. WEDNBg- 

Eobeet Eawoeth. Thomas ffredeeick. dat 18 

Heney Davenpoet. William Maetin. 

Edwaed Bulkley. William Jennings. 

Beenaed Ben yon. AVilliam Waree. 

Orderd that the Warehousekeep r . deliver out of the Warehouse into the mint 
twenty Chests of treasure that came out [on] this last shipping to be eoind into Eupees. 
Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 , of Port S* David &c a . Council dated the 
16 th July was read. 

Orderd that pag 3 . ten thousand by this good oppertunity [bej sent to ffort S\ 
David with the present Dep ty Gov r . on the Des Bouverie towards making a new In- 
vestment in that place [if] possible to be done. 

Edward Haeeison. 

Thomas Peedeeiok. 

Heney Davenpoet. 

William Maettn. 

Edwaed Bulkley • 

William Jennings. 

Beenaed Benyon. 

William Waeee. 

Ship Sherbourn arrivd from Fort S* David by whom rec d [a] Gen 1 , letter from 18 

the present Dep ty . Gov 1 . & Council there dated the 16 th July 1711. 

Dispatchd a Gen 1 , letter to Fort S' David dated the 18 th July 1711. 19 

1711—22 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711 

19 This morning saild for Fort S* David the Des Bouverie Hallifax Dartmouth 
Averilla and Aurengzeb on the former went the Worsp 11 , Bobert Baworth Esq 1 . 
Dep ty . Gov'. 

20 Eeeeivd a Generall letter from Port S' David dated y e 18 th July 1711. 

21 Ship Eamaham Bux saild for Bengali 

22 a Ship Tankervill Cap* Newnam Commander arrivd from Bombay. 
23 Dispatchd a Gen 1 letter to ffort 8* David dated 19 July 1711. 
_ Dispatchd a [Generall Letter] to Metchlep m . dated 22 d July 1711. 
[a Jew words lost [for] Bengali.] 



Satttjrday 
21 st . 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edward Haeeison Esa r .Gov r . & Peesid'. 
Thomas Peedeeick. Heney Davenpoet. 

William Maetin. Edwaed Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Beenabd Benyon. 

William "Waeee. 

Gensrall letter from the Cheif and Council of Vizagapatam dated the 22 d . of June 



Mr. Hunt 
aooepte of 
Youngest in 



Letter from 
Fort St. 
David read. 

Vizagapm : 
till for rupa 
12100 ordered 
to be payd. 

Paymastets 
Aooot. for 
June read. 



According to a Besult in Consultation of the 16 th Instant that M r . Hunt be sent 
for, and askd if he would accept of the station of Youngest in Council who readily 
did and accordingly took his place at the board. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern', and Council at Port S", David dat d . the 
18 Instant was read. 

Ordered that the bill of Exchange drawn on us by the Cheif and Council of 
Vizagapatam for Twelve Thousand One Hundred Bupees payable to Cap*. Thomas 
Woodville, and M r . "William Dean be accepted when presented and pay'd when due. 

M r . Thomas Prederick Pavmaster reads his Account for the month of June last 
Viz 4 . 



Charges Garrison 










. Pa. 1957 26 


Dyet and Allowances . . 










227 1 


Dyet and Stores 










249 33 


Charges Generall 










447 29 


Fortifications and repairs 










567 21 


Charges Cattle 










79 11 


Charges Extraordinary 










88 26 


Brass Ordnance . . 










8 33 


Bgmore Kedoubt 










704 34 


Vizagapatam ffactory . . 










47 21 


Fort S*. David 










29 29 


Bengali Settlement 










43 35 


Ship President 










20 


Priaman Settlement . . 










4 16 




[4477 27; 



Atot d fOT U ju°M -^- r " Ri eliard Hunt Land Customer reads his Acc ot . for the month of June and pays 

read. & Pag. into the B\ Hon bie . Company's Cash pag 9 . 500 on that Account. 

i°8h P ol^t° Choultry Custom 339 27 36 

Aoot. Buby Brokers 102 12 25 

Begistring Slaves 1 12 

443 15 61 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 87 

FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711 

M r Edward Bulkley Storekeeper reads his Account for the month of June and storekeeper's 
pays into the B' Hon ble Company's Cash five Hundred pagodas on Account Stores j^read 

Sold. 600 pd. into 

Cash aoot 
stores sold. 

Complaint being made by the Warehousekeeper and others that care has not been grown error 
taken to ship off the Salt Petre regularly in so much that some times what has come °* I^P^f 
into the Godowns last has often been shipd off first, by which there has layn a large 
quantity untouchd and wasting for severall years. 

Ordered that all the old quantity be now shipd off first and that care be taken by reotifyed. 
the "Warehousekeeper to prevent the like mismanagement for the future. 

M 1 '. Anthony Supply requesting to be entertain'd Surgeon of the Garrison in Mr. Supply 
place of Eicbard Chadsley deceas'd — we have by vertue of paragraph N°. 112 in the surgeon. 
generall letter <$* Dartmouth, and in consideration of his abilitys and former services at 
Metchlepatam and Tort S 4 . David, agreed to his request with the customary allowances 
the number of Company's Servants and Souldiers in this Garrison requireing two able 
Surgeons and two very good mates if we knew where to gett them. 

Upon examination nnd R . that no Journall Parcells have been read in Consultation no Joumaii 
since M r Mountague's arrivall to be Second in September last, we began and read the havefng been 
month of June, resolvd Tuesday morning next week be sett apart to go thorow the read 8inoe 
whole, and that [ no ] such neglect be sufferd for the future. next ^Tues- 

day morning 
is layd apart 
for that 



3, and 
such negleot 
never to be 
sufferd more. 

There being one Thorn 8 . Tomson in the Military a sober man and a good a Person 
Accomptant, and many Young men in the service altogether unacquainted with toteaoTye 
Accounts and unfitt to be employ'd in that Office, Agreed that he be Entertain'd in the Young 
Service at the rate of five pagodas & mens™, to act under the Accomptant, and to Aco^^and 
Instruct a certain number of writers to qualifie them for the Acoomptant's Office. t0 be assistant 

to ye 
Aocomptant. 

Petition of Ponnagettee Narso &c a late Tobacco and Beetle ffarmers is read, and The con- 
the consideration of it deferrd till another Opportunity. flJSfih ° f 

ffarmers 
petition 
deferr'd. 

The present Tobacco and Beetle ffarmers complain of Tobacco and Beetle being Punishment 

clandestinely brought into Town by Gentlemen's Servants and others, It is ordered Jjjj^j™" ths 

that the Tom-Tom be beat to give notice that if any person presume to do the like beat of Tom- 

for the future, upon proof thereof he be punish 'd with the uttmost severity. stealers!^ 

Tobaoeo & 
Beetle. 

Ordered that M r . Augustus Burton be assistant to the Warehousekeeper. Writer 

E. Harrison. ^te 

Tho : Frederick. Warehouse- 

Hen. Davenport. keeper - 

W. Martin. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Ben yon. 
William Warre. 

Ship Tankerville Cap'. Newnam Comand r . arrived from Bombay. 22 

Dispatch'd a Generall letter to Fort 8'. David dat d . 19 th July 1711. 23 

Diapatch'd a Generall letter to Metchlep m . dat d . 22 4 July 17 11. J _ 

Snow Galliote Cap 1 . Gatt saild for Bengali and Persia. _ 



8x 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711 

At a Consultation 

Present 



Monday 
23 



Er»w D . Harrison Esq," 
Thomas ffrederick. 
William Martin. 
"William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Govern". & President. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
Bichard Hunt. 



The Late 
Presidt. 

reads his 
Mint aoot. 
for June, 
and pays 
into Cash 
ps 205.263 
aoot. Custom 
of Gold 
Coinage, & 
delivers to 
ye Ware- 
housekeeper 
106605 rups. 



The Late President William Eraser Esq 1 ', reads his Mint Account for the month 
of Jane last, and pays into the R\ Hon ble Company's Cash the Sum of Two Hundred 
and Eive Pagodas, 25 fa . 3 oa . Ace', coinage of Gold, and delivers to tbe Warehouse- 
keeper on account Coinage of Silver One Hundred Six Thousand five Hundred & 
Eive Rupees. 



30 Candy 
Cotton to be 
sent to 
Vizagapatm. 
to help on ye 
Investment. 

& 
To he 

ffreighted on 
ye Ibrahim 
at one pagoda 
^Bale. 



1000 



Paym*. 



The Cheif and Council of Vizagapatam acquainting us in their last letter dat d . 
24 th July that their Cheif Merchant Consium Lingana desired Thirty Candy of 
Cotton to be sent down to help the Investment of course Goods there being a 
scarcity of Cotton in those parts Agreed for a parcel at 18| pagodas & Candy, and 
ordered it to be ship'd aboard the Ibrahim bound for that Port, The ffreight agreed 
at One Pagoda ^ Bale, with directions to advance the price in consideration of the 
Risq. 

Order'd that One Thousand Pagodas be Advanced M r . Thomas ffrederick Pay- 
master to defray charges Garrison. 



Cap*. New- 
naui arrives 
under his 
Bbay. Dis- 
patcbe B for 
Bngld. 
his reasons 
for not 
prooeeding 
but oomeing 
to this Port 
is enterd 
after this 
Consultat. 



Cap*. Newnam arriveing in this road Yesterday and haveing been formerly 
advised by the Generall & Council of Bombay of his being dispatchd from thence the 
3 d . of May last, It is ordered that he be sent for to give his reasons for not proceed- 
ing his intended voyage, and comeing to this Port, his Reasons are as enterd after 
this Consultation. 



5oo Bags of Cap'. Raymond being detain 'd in the offing by contrary winds and Currants 

tobe^Laden requests five Hundred Baggs of Salt Petre to stiffen his ship for this present expedi- 

on y e tion lor Fort S*. David, finding upon tryall that he is not able to turn to Windward, 

Bouvene. Ordered that the Warehouskeeper do imediately load the same aboard for Europe. 



Messrs. 
Bulkley & 
Jennings 
their report 
of Aoct. by 
them stated 



Mess rs . Edward Bulkley and William Jennings delivers in their report pursuant 
to an order of Consultation dated May y e 28 th in the case of Cap'. Thomas Gaywood 
and M r . Edw d . Jones on an Account delivered in by M r . William Warre in behalf of 
himself &c a . Trustees to the Estate of M rs . Katherine Kicks deceasd as Owner of the 
anddepending s ^ Sweepstakes, to whomthey do adjudge pag. 206.30.39 Agreed the same be 
Mr W warre pay'd accordingly and the aforesaid account and Report is as entered after this 
X^ones Consultation. 

and Capt. 
Gaywood. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711 



ye Choultry. 



M r . Martin comencing the 1 st next month Sea Customer, and it haveing been a Messrs. 
standing rule for the person in that Employ to be Cheif Justice of the Choultry, It's j^lcooke 
agreed that he act in that station, and that M r . ffraneis Cooke be added to the number Juetwea of 
of Justices. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw d : Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern d . Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Kich d . Hunt. 



M*. Edward Jones. & Tho s . Gaywood 



0*. 



To my proportion on p a . 2,000 for 
ship Sweepstakes valuing her at 
rup a . 5000 at 350 #> 100 Pagod s . 
my Dividend is 434. 8 

To my D°. on her Cargo from 
Bengali amounts to as f Invoice 
11478. 11 is 998. 1. 14 

To my proportion on pag. 247. 
25. 52 being the difference of 
the price of the rice sold at 
Trincomharr, & what was worth 
then here 

To Respond* R s . 1432. 14 being 
my principall in Bengali at 
10 #0* , 

Par 



-fag. 


f\ 


ca. 


124 


8 


- 


285 


6 


3 


21 


19 


3 


40 32 60 


471 


30 


18 



By Bice sold on the 
Coast 

By Ship 

By 1 Bale Silk . . 



534 19 20 



45 - - 
679 19 20 



By my Dividend rec d 
By Ballance 



here 



59 3 20 
412 26 78 



471 



Errors Excepted. 



ty William Warre. 



Fokt S 1 George Jan et 22 D ' 1711. 

Agreed that Edw d . Jones and Thomas Gay wood do pay unto M r . William Warre 
the half of what due on this Account. 



Fort S T - George, July 22 d - 1711. 



Edw d . Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 



To the Hon ble Edw d . Harrison Esq,". 
Presid t . & Gov", of Fort S t . George 
&c\ Council. 

Hon ble S\ &c\ 

Finding the Bouverie much tenderer then expected, I therefore pray you'l order 
me Five Hundred Bags of Salt Petre more to make her sail-worthy for England, and 
that they may be forthwith sent off, either the whole or some part now while we lye 
wind-bound I am. 
Bouverie July y 1 23 d ' 1711. 

Hon ble S 1 &c a . 

Y r . most Obed 1 . Humble Servant 

H. Raymond. 



1711—23 



90 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711 



May it please y" Hon e . 

I saild from Bombay the 4 th of May last in hopes of gaining my passage about 
the Cape, I stretch'd to the Southward of the Line to the Latfr 1 . of 12° S° where I mett 
very bad weather bard Southerly winds which putt me by of all hopes of gaining my 
passage, and the season of the Year being so very late, and that I could not go to 
the Island of Mauritius to winter for fear of the French and Pyrats, which it is said 
have settled said Island since the Dutch have left it. 

On the 21 st June last I bore up, and as soon as I have gott my water off, and 
provisions on board, which I hope shall accomplish in few days, shall with the 
Blessing of God loose no time but proceed on my voyage for Europe, I shall wait on 
y r . Hon r . as soon as I can gett a Boat to come off to bring me ashore, take leave with 
all sumission to subscribe myself. 



Tankerville 22 d - July 1711. 
Madras Boad. 



T r . Hon rs . 

most Humble Servant 

Chakles Newnam. 



25 th Receiv'd a letter from the Govern r . of Trinquabar dat d . 31 et July S.N. 
Eeceiv'd a generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r . and Council at Port S*. David 

dat d . the 21 st July 1711. 
26 Dispatch'd a generall letter to the Cheif and Council at Vizaganatain dated the 

24' July 1711. 
— Dispatch'd a generall letter to the President and Council of Bengali, dated 25 th 

July 1711. 



At a Consultation 



Thursday 
26 th 



Letter from 

Fort St. 

David read . 

Letter fro 

Trinquabar 

read 

Pags. 1000 pel 

in by ye Sea 

Custom*. 

An Error in 

ye Ware- 

houaekeepr's 

Aoot. 

discovered 

& 
Orderd to be 
reotified. 



former orders 
for ye 

disposall of yc 
6hip Presidt. 
now revers'd 



Present 

Edward Harrison Esq*. Gov\ & Presidet. 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
"William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

"William Jennings. Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. Richard Hunt. 

Generall letter from the Dep ty . Govern r &c a . Council of Port S b . David dated the 
21 st July was read. 

Letter from the Govern r . of Trincombarr was read dated 31 Bt July N\S. 

Robert Raworth late Sea Customer pays into the R' Hon ble . Company's Cash 
pagodas One Thousand on that Acc ot . 

William Martin Warehousekeeper reads his Warehouse Account for June last, 
wherein he credits himself for Three Hundred Pagodas being for a rich Clock and 
Watches deliver'd out of the Warehouse, Account the Present to King Shaalem which 
were pay'd for before in Cash, Ordered that the Accomptant see the same Rectify'd in 
the next month, And there being a great baliance due on the said Warehouse Account 
ordered it be speedily gott in. 

Ship President that went to Metchlepatam to Lade the Present for Bengali with 
orders to take in Stores and Salt Petre for Bencoolen, is now ordered to be Laden and 
sent up hither with Petre and Stores wanted in this place, Accordingly wrote the 
President and Council there to return her to us in August next full Laden. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 91 



FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711 



\ ewiiam 



Ordered that the Warehousekeeper and Storekeeper draw out a List of what Warehouse- 
Stores wanting in their respective Stations from Bengali. storekeeper 

to provide a 
List of wt. 
Stores arc 
here wanting 
from Bengali. 

Cap'. Newnani delivers in a letter acquainting us of his intended departure for ^^ 
Europe by the 7 lh , or 8 th of next m°. at furthest, w eh . is Enterd after this Consulta- design' 
tion. 



Ordered that the Acconiptant, M 1 '. Martin, M r . Benyon and M r . Hunt do exatuin Jwntea to 

the Accounts and case of Colloway Chittee concerning the Six Chests of Silver sold examininto 

him by Matthew Empson deceas'd in the time of his being Warehousekeeper, and j^ chested 

make their i eport accordingly. silver Sold 

1 B J Colloway 

Chitty when 
Mr. Empson 
was Ware- 
housekeeper. 
& 

And that Mess 1 ', ffrederick Martin Benyon and Hunt do forthwith settle the ^J^ 
Account with the Company's Merchants now depending, and report it as soon as comps. 
possible. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw d : Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern d . Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Rich*. Hunt. 



At a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esq/. Gov B . & Presid t . Fryday 

Thomas psrederick. Henry Davenport. 27 th 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. Richard Hunt. 

The Journall parcells are now brought up by the Acconiptant and read from Journaii 
April 1710 (excepting June which was read before) to May 1711, and severall errors one°Yelr° r 
found, which are recomended to the present Accomptant to see rectifyed. Errors"™ 6 

opend wca, 
are ordered 
to be 
rectified. 

Ordered that the Sherbourn be dispatch'd to Bengali with all expedition, and l^ rboain to 
that the Warehousekeeper do imediately unlade the Thousand baggs of Salt Petre be unladen of 
that are now on board. ^nt town %> 

the Bay. 

The President acquaints the Council of the inconvenieucies this Garrison lyes The necessity 
under in case of any troubles from the Country Government for want of a constant Q r r J n ^° r re , d of 
Store of Grain, the Consideration of which deferred till another Opportunity. by ye g 

Presidt the 
consideration 
deferr'd. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711 



1 ff" ^ ant h- ^ n Consideration that the Books have been so negligently kept arid so much 

assisting iii 1B behindhand these Twelve Months past, so that it will be difficult to bring all up 
th^G^ UP rea( ty to be sent home as usuall we desired M r . Hunt to give his assistance to the- 
Books. 1 ' ' Second on this Occasion which he readily undertook. 

E Harrison. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Hen: Davenport. 

W : Martin. 

Edw d : Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern d . Benton 

"William Warre. 

Rich". Hunt. 

27 th Ship King Ibrahim saild for Vizagapatam by whom sent a Generall letter to the 

Cheif and Council there. 
28 Ship Pattamoareik sail'd for Bengali. 

— Receiv'd a generall letter from the Dep ty . G-overn r . &c a . Council at Port S 4 . David 

dated 24 th Ins'. 



Monday 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Edward Harrison Esq,*. G-ov\ & Presid 1 . 
Thomas Frederick. Hen : Davenport. 
William Martin. Edw d Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern d Benyon. 
William Warre. Richard Hunt. 



The gold yt 
came out on 
ye Averilla 
orderd to be 
coind, 
Edwd. 
Bulkley 
Storekr. 
payes into 
Cash pa 500. 
The Comp*. 
Servts 

suminonrt for 
their neglect 
of ye church 
Journall 
parcells for 
May & June 
read. 

Provission 
order'd to be 
made for ye 
West Coast 
against ye 
arrivall of ye 
Jane. 

Ihe dispatoh 
of the Boveri€ 
diseourB'd on 



The Secretary 

order'd to 

acquaint 

Capt 

Newnhm. of 

our design & 

to know of 

him 

his resolution 

in sailing. 



Order'd that y e gold that came out on ship Averilla be deliver'd into y e mint to 
be coin'd. 

M r Edward Bulkley Storekeep r . payes into the R'. Hon ble Comp a Cash pagodas 
five hundred on aeco'. stores sold. 

The Comp a . Servants of late haveing been very neglectfull in their duty of going 
to Church its order'd that v e Secretary summons them to attend next Consultation. 



Journall parcells for the month of May and June are now brought up and read. 

The Jane being dayly expected and no provission of Sallumpores and Longcloth 
made for the West Coast its agreed that y e Warehousekeeper delivers in the musters 
in order to gett ready to y e number of a hundred bales it being the Quantity wee 
suppose she may be able to take in and w* can well be disposed of on that Coast. 

The dispatching of the Boverie for Europe on her return ;from ffort S' David 
being discoursd of and wee thinking it more for y 6 safety of y e R'. Hon ble . Comp\ 
estate that she do go in Company w th . the Tankervill now in this road. 

Order'd y' the Secretary go to Cap 1 . Newnham who is sick and acquaint him w th 
our opinion, desireing to know, if he holds his resolution to sail so soon in August as 
he wrote us, or if he will stay for the Des Boverie whom wee resolve to dispatch with 
all expedition at her return from ffort S l . David. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 93 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, JULY 1711- 



On Complaint being made by y e Warehoused', that the horses to putt goods on The ware- 

in the godowns are very rotten, and that some of the goods has received damage for ompiain 8 of 

want of better, its order'd that the Paymaster supplies that defect by makeing new the horses 

ones of teak y' sort of wood being most Serviceable and will last for many years. order^dTo be 

made. 

Order'd that Mess 1 "*. Davenport Martin and Bulkley do surveigh all the R\ Deport 
Hon ble Company's godowns, and deliver in their report what condition they are in. Martin & 

orderd to 
survey the 
godown. 

William Martin warehoused, payes into the E'. Hon 1 ' 1 *. Comp a . Cash pagodas wm. Martin 
eighteen thousand on acco 1 . silver and goods sold. • p^ylifinto 6 * 1 

oaeh p 18000. 

The President acquaints y e . Council! that the Season for dispatching the October PreBidt. 

ships drawing near, and that he thought it convenient, that y e Merchants be sent for, oounttl^J^e 

they were accordinglv called in, and pressed by him to bring in their goods w th the lateness of ye 

utmost expedition. j»«^ 

oall'd in & 
pressd to 
bring in their 
goods. 

M r . Bulkley beiDg to commence paymaster y e first of next month, its recom- The retrench- 
mended to him to take a particular care to make an overhaul amongst the Conicoplies p"^ 6 Ex ~ 
and master workmen in the yard that there be no more than what are absolutely reeommendd 
necessary, in order to retrench the wast charges wee are now at. malter. ay " 

Order'd that the Brocade silks that came out in these last ships be sent down to The brocade 

«, *■ silks ordd. for 

Bengali to be added to the Kings present in part of the sume received for the Bengali. 
Elephants formerly bought and design'd for that use. 

Generall Letter from y e Govern 1, & Councill of Negapatam dated y e 3 d of August Genii, letter 

N S was read desiring us to deliver up two runaways that are under Sentence of oTemi. & 

death. Coundllat 

Negapatm. 
read desireing 
, two run- 

awayes. 

Eesolved that the President do interceed & insist as usuall for their pardon, The Presidt. 
w ch . wee have often granted in the same case at their request. the^pardon. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W : Martin. 
Edw b . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Kich d . Hunt. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 
Edw d Harrison Esg\ Govern 8 . & President. Thirsday 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 2 d . 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern d Benyon. 

William Warre. Richard Hunt. 

Leivetenant James Davis at Fort S\ David petitions us to be discharged the R'. Capt. Davis 
Hon ble . Companys service, and considering wee have more officers than wee know what 
to do with, his request was granted w ch is as entred after this Consultation. 
• 1711—24 



petitions to 
lay down ye 
service. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711- 



The Compa. 
Servtc. oall'd 
up & checkd 
by the 
Goyernr. 



The redoubt 
at Bgmore 
order'd to be 
cover'd. 

Measis. 
ffrederiok 
Martin & 
Beuyou & 
Hunts Report 
of the 
Merehts. 



The R* Uon ble . Comp a Servants Factors aud writers being summon'd according to 
an order last consultation do now attend, and being called in were severely check'd 
by the Presid'. for not giveing their attendance at Divine Service, and told that for 
y e future whosoever shall be absent on Sundays from morning and evening Service 
shall not only be fined nine fanhams to the poor but lye under the displeasure of this 
board and be treated accordingly. 

The Redoubt at Bgmore haveing cost the R\ Hou ble : Company so much money 
to so little purpose & the Paymaster haveing formerly been order'd at the Presid ts . 
arrivall to desist from going on w th the same. 

Taken into consideration that the rainy season comeing on & if it is not cover'd 
over the whole work will decay, order'd that it, be cover'd as farr as is necessary (& no 
more) in order to keep it from damage. 

Mess r3 . Frederick, Martin, Benyon & Hunt deliver in their report concerning 
Colloway Chitte and the Comp a Merch ts . acco' as follows. 



To the Hon bl \ Edw d Harrison Esq,\ 
Govern" of ffort S t George &c a 
Councill. 

Pursuant to your Hon r &c as . orders wee have examined the warehousekeep r . 9 . and 
joint stock Merchants accounts and find the following differences. 

In aprill 1709 The Merchants are indebted to the warehoused ' °* 

as f the Gen 11 , books P 8 16423 32 4 

overcharged them in y e acco*. . . . . . . . . 7667 21 3 



Should be . . 
and Colloway Chitte rec'd six chests of Silver w ch : were 
omitted to be charg'd by the warehoused to his acco'. 
amounting to 



8756 11 1 



14209 20 
22965 31 1 



Colloway 
Chette 
desires the 
examination 
of ye 



So that the difference appears to be 6541 : 34 : 3 which they are less charged then they 
ought to be but Colloway Chitte alledges that the aforesaid six chests of silver was 
for his own account and that it ought not to be placed to the Joint stock account, 
and does Averr that he paid for the same, but his answers are so Shifting that ti's 
impossible to come to the truth of it, first he declared he had none of the said Silver 
and then when he owns he had it, said he paid the amount to Govern 1, Pitt, and when 
that would not do, he declared he paid it to M r . Empson before wittness but can 
produce none. 

"Wee observe M r . Empson at the time of his decease stood indebted to the 
Company upon their warehouse account pag". 19270 : 32 : 3 and ti's likely this Silver 
in dispute was part of it, for the warehoused Conicoplie offers to take his oath that 
Colloway Chitte never paid him for it, or does beleive that M r . Empson ever rec'd it, 
this is the true state of the matter as farr as wee can have light into it w ch wee 
humblv lay before your Hon r wee are. 

Hon ble S 1 ' &c a 
Your most hum ble Serv ts . 

Tho s . Frederick 

W M . Martin. 

Bern d . Benyon. 

Rich b . Hunt. 

Colloway Chitte appears now before 'us requesting that he might have the 
examination of the warehoused. Conicoplies acco ts . (w cb was granted) in order to 
discover this Affair, and a particular Conicoplie appointed to inspect them. The 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 95 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711- 



Presid'. putting Severall Questions to Colloway Chitte relateing to this Affair, and Warehoueekr. 
he giveing no satisfactory answer thereto it's agreed that wee sett a day apart purely ^!^i 
on this account to bring this intricate buisness to a right understanding. waa granted. 



Order'd that one thousand Pagodas be advanced Edward Bulkley paymaster to 



Pa. 100C 
Orderd ye 



defray charges Garrison. Pa ym . 

To the Hon ble . Edw d . Hakeison Esq*. 

PEESID T . & GoVEEN K . OP EFOET S T . GeOEQE 
&C A . CoUNCILL. 

The Petition of James Dawis. 
Humbly sheweth. 

Whereas your petitioner has served the R' Hon bIe . Company in this garrison 
almost thirteen years, and now being desirous of going for Europe humbly requests 
your Hon 1 &c a wou'd please to grant him his discharge and as in duty bound shall 
ever pray. 
> James Davis. 

E. Haeeison. 
Tho: Peedeeick. 
[Lacuna] 
W : Mabtin. 
Edw d : Bulkley 
W M Jennings. 
Been" Benton. 
"William Waeee. 
Rich b Hunt. 

Received a Gen 1 . Letter from the Deputy Govern 1 . & Council of Sort S* David 3 

dated 30 th July. 

Dispatched a Letter to the Govern 1 & Councill of Negapatam of this date. L 8 J 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

The Hon ele . Edw d Haeeison Esa E . Peesid t . & Gov". Monday 

Thomas Peedeeick. ... 6 rH . 

William Maetin. Edwaed Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Been d Benyon. 

William Waeee. Richaed Hunt. 

M E . Davenpoet sick. 



Genii. Letter 



Generall Letter to the Deputy Govern r . and Councill of ffort S*. David was read 
q\ instructions and other matters drawn out of the Generall Letter dated London \° y e G°7* rnr 

T rv Bd. T711 & Councill of 

Jan r) . 6 a : 1711. ffort 8*. 

David read. 

M r . William Warre haveing lately acted at the Sea gate as upper searcher & Mr. warre 
approved, but now by his station in Councill becomeing rental generall. latel y 

the Bea gate. 

Order'd that M r . ffrancis Cooke do act in the said employ, as formerly being a Mr. Bum ■. 

person well skill'd in the business, capable of giveing dispatch and satisfaction to the ?°S orderd 
Merchants. 

In consideration that the habedashery and cutlery ware by long lying in the The habeda- 

godowns may receive damage, and their being to large a quantity to be presently suttJuT 17 

~ J of by retail out of y e warehouse. damage by to 

long lying 



Records of Fort St. George 



its order'd to 
be sold at 
publiok 
outcry. 
Presid . reads 
his accot Cash 
ball*. 40060 : 
27:4. 



All books and 
pap" to be 
got ready 
against the 
Ootobr. 
ehipping. 
Eiohi. 
Benyon 
orderd under 
the rent!' 
Genii. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 

Order'd that the warehousekeep 1 '. and storekeeper do affix papers at the Sea gate 
to give notice that wee design on Tuesday seven night to expose all to sale by pubiick 
outcry. 

The President reads his acco*. Cash for last month ballauce being pagodas 
40060 : 27 : 4. 

The late Presid'. William Fraser Esq r . reads his aceo 1 . Cash to the 10 th of last 
month. 

The Presid 1 . acquaints the Councill that they get ready all books and papers 
belonging to their respective employs to go home by the October shipping. 



Order'd that Eichard Benyon be Assistant to the rentall Generall. 

E. Harbison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw b : Bulkley. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Bich d . Hunt. 



3 Eeeeived a Generall from the Deputy Govern r . and Councill of ffort S'. David 
dated SO July. 

4 Received a Generall Letter from the Deputy Govern 1 ", and Councill of ffort S'. 
David dated the ^ m0 . ins'. 

3 Dispatch'd a Gen 11 . Letter to the Deputy Govern". & Councill of ffort S'. David 
of this dayes date. 

4 Dispatched a Gen 11 , to ditto of this dayes date. 



Thirsdat 



orders to send 
home first 
those shipps 
yt has been 
longest 
abroad, 
the freights 
of the S'. 
George agree 
to take y e 
Dartmouth 
in her stead. 

The Presid'. 
& Council of 
Bengll. to be 
aoquaint d . 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

The Hon ble : Edw d . Harrison Esq,". Presid 1 . & Gov K . 
Thomas Frederick. Hen : Davenport. 
William Martin. Edw d : Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. Richard Hunt. 

Orderd that ten Chests of silver be deliver'd out of the warehouse into the mint 
to be coind w' h . all expedition. 

In consideration that our orders are to send those ships home first that have been 
longest abroad as allso that our ships design'd for the Bay (being employed in the 
expedition to ffort S'. David) may be so late before they can gett down y'. there may 
be want of a ship to dispatch for joining the Dutch fleet at y e Cape Agreed to propose 
to the freighters of the S* George to give them the Dartmouth in exchange upon the 
same terms, allowing for the difference of tonnage as they are lett to the Hon blc . Com- 
pany. And the said freighters very willingly accepted of the offer. 

Agreed that wee write the Presid'. & Councill in Bengali that they are at liberty 
to dispatch the said ship for Europe. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711- 



Having formerly agreed to send away tlie Sherbourn to Bengali w th . a consi- Sherbon for- 

derable parcell of treasure Upon a report of the said ships company's behaviour when to^sent 61 * 1 

ashoar upon Ceylon come to the following, resolution. away. 

That a letter be immediately sent to ffort S*. David to order that if the ships k^y^ 

should not be arrived there, they do forthwith send away aboat or vessell to meet them, hereto [go] in 

and order the Averilla back hither to go down in Company w th . the Sherbourn. th™sherbon. 

The Maddapollam braminy requesting the six months wages due to him com - Maddapoii™ 

meneeing from the primo february to the last of July 1711. wages order'd 

to be pd . 

Order'd that the same be paid. 

William Martin late Warehoused, payes into the E'. Hon ble . Company's cash ^X^ 
pagodas four thousand five hundred on aeco'. silver and goods sold. pa. isoo. 

On a complaint of the seacustomer of Elephants being landed at Trivelacane (by Complaint of 
permission of the late Presid'.) on condition to pay no more then the S*. Thoma being landed 
Custome, w oh . is at the rate of half a pagoda p r . coved, considering the inconveniencie, ^J^ 1 *" 
that it might bring on us in lessening the Companys Eevenues, as makeing ill from the utl* 
precedents by such Liberties granted. Pre 8 idt. 

Order'd that M r . Warre and the Secretary go to M r . Eraser to know whether he ^'g^" 9 * 
gave leave for the said Elephants to be landed, and his reasons for so doing. orderdtogo 



Henry Davenport for Eobert Baworth late Sea Customer payes into the E'. Hon ble 



toM r . 
ffraser. 



Eobert 
Eaworth pays 



Comp a . cash pagodas one thousand on that account. into cash pa. 

r r o 1000 on 

aoeot. sea 
ouBtomer. 

Order'd that the storekeep r : be mindfull to send down whatever stores came out the stored. 
on these last ships for Bengali upon our Europe ships. whLTsto"™ 

are come out 
for bengall. 
the instruc- 
tions to the 
Dep'y Gov*. 
raoJ &oa. Counoill 

of York ffort 
were read. 
Order'd to be 
copyed. 



The Jane being daily expected the Presid 1 . produces a copy of the instructions 
from the E*. Hon ble . Company to the new Deputy Govern 1 '. &c a . Counoill which were 



Order'd that the said instructions be wrote out, and blanks left suitable to every 
paragraph for what shall be necessary for us to add here. 

Order'd that the accomptant do examine what books and accounts wee have ^examine*' 

belonging to the west Coast, and likewise the charges of their subordinate factorys what books 

and draw out an account of the expence they were at when subordinate to us formerly, ^bxve' 

and make his report as soon as possible. belong? to 

r x the west 

Coast and 
make his 
report. 

Order'd that the by law directing to keep up all the Hon bla . Company's books and the b ? la ^ 
for ballanceing them once a year be put up in the accomp* 8 . and Secretary's offices to the keeping 
be view'd by all their servants. °p o£ Jwimen 

« order to be 

hung in the 
Aocompts & 
Seorys Offioe. 

Orderd that Eichard Culliford & William Lane be entertain'd to serve as soldiers RiobA Cuiiu 
in this garrison. g^JC 

taind as 
soldiers. 

On examination of the account remains deliver'd in by M r . Jeremiah Harrison Sevii. omis- 
supervizor at his return from the west coast, wee find to our great surprize no salt hS*' 
petre, redwood, nor gunpowder in the said account, with several! other unaccountable aooot - 

a remains of 

the west 
Coast. 

1711—25 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711- 



omissions, w ch . leave us to much in the dark, that wee know not how to supply the 
coast till further advices. 

E. Haebison. 
Tho : Feedeeick. 
Hen. Davenpoet. 
W. Maetin. 

Edw b ; BULKLBY. 

W M . Jennings. 
Been". Benton. 
William Waeee. 
Eioh b . Hunt. 

10 Eeceived a Gen 11 . Letter from the Deputy Govern 1, . &e*. Couneill of ffort 8'. 

David dated the 6 th . ins'. 

12 Eeceived a Gen 11 . Letter from ditto dated the 8 th ins'. 
10 Dispatched a Gen 11 . Letter to ditto of this dayes date. 

10 Ship Jagganoicolurn came into this road from Jaffnapat m . 

10 Ship Pearl saild for Junk Ceylon. 

11 Ship Dolben Cap 4 . Butcher Comand r . arrived from Persia. 

13 The 5 Europe ships Viz Bouverie & Hallifax, Averilla Aurengzeb & Dartmout 
Arrived from Port S'. David. 



Monday 

l3 x= 



Mr. ffraser 
errs in 
[allowing] a 
Meroh* to 
I_land] Mepts. 
at Trivlecane 



Gaston 



adequate [St.] 
Thme. 



€ounoil 
found not 
[to consent] 
to ye Land- 
ing [of the 
Elep]hants 



[Merot.] 
The ConnoU 



ny by 



At a Consultation 

Present 

Edwaed Haeeison Esa E . Gov B . & Peesid t . 
Thomas Peedeeick. Heney Davenpoet. 
Wiliam Maetin. Edwaed Bulkley. 
William Jennings. Been*. Benyon. 
William Waeee. Eichaed Hunt. 

M r . Warre, and the Secretary Acquaint the Board that haveing been to wait 
upon M 1 '. ffraser pursuant to an Order of last Consultation to know if he gave leave 
to DeLaal Cawn to Land his Elephants at Trivlecane, upon what terms and for what 
reasons, he gave the following answer That the said Affair haveing formerly been 
proposed and debated in Consultation, and to the best of his remembrance agreed to 
by the board, he had given an Order for Landing the said Elephants, and a promise 
that they should pay no more custom than according to the rate of S'. Thoma Viz', 
half a pagoda ^> Coved, and further added the following reasons for what he had 
done, first that the Merchant told him that the Elephants were very small. Secondly 
that if he had not consented to their being Landed at Trivlecane they would have 
been Landed at 8'. Thoma and consequently the whole custom would have been lost 
to this Port. 

The President demanded of those Gentlemen that were of M r . ffraser's Council 
if ever they consented to the Landing of the Elephants, who answered that they 
had once sett all their Hands to a Cowl for Landing Elephants as afores d . except 
M r . Warre who refused, and for giveing his reasons for not signing, the rest of them 
had been convinced and retracted what they had done denying to give the said Cowl 
and consequently nothing of this matter was entered in Consultation, the petition on 



Diary and Consultation Book^ 1711 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 

which the Cowl was grounded being unanimously thrown out, They say likewise assented 

that they did consent to the Landing the Elephants at Trivlecane for the Merchants Landing at 

convenience being near the Garden where they were to be kept, but never Agreed Trivieoane for 

that they should be excus'd the usuall cust[om] tit valorem. oonvenienoe 

but not 
exoug'd 
y 8 oustoms 
as formerly. 

This Affair being thorowly debated the Board came to the following 
Eesolutions. 

That M r . ffrasers reasons for consenting as aforesaid were frivolous and ill Resolutions t» 
grounded, Because as to the first reason, had the Elephants been great or small the future 1 7 " 
custom ad valorem had been much more than the S'. Thoma Duty by the cov d . And diminishing 
as to the Second reason, if we once consent to abate our custom oq One Merchant's 
Ace', for fear of his Landing Goods at S' Thoma, we should lay open a fair road to 
destruction of the Sea Customs in this Port, for every Moor wou'd bring us petitions 
of the like nature, & the Elep ts . D[uty] wou'd be in a manner wholly lost w ch amo t3 . 
to considerable ^ Annum. 

Besolv'd that we have no power to alter the establishment of the Sea Customs The e8tab - 
without permission from our Hon ble Masters. tooontinue 11 

without 
deviation. 

Eesolved that De Laal Cawn the Merchant who landed the Elephants on The Meroht. 



M r . ffraser's parole as has been confess'd by him and fairly proved by Wittnesses payTo m °i» 
ought not to pay more than the S' Thoma Duty according to the late Govern rs S a ^ e 
promise. Duty & 

Eesolved that the Gentlemen of M r . ffraser's Council are not answerable in this JotmwJiS. 
case haveing refused their consent. able for y e 

same sinoe 
they ref used 
their oonsent. 

Besolv'd that the late Govern 1 . Fraser haveing on his own head given leave to Govr B ^ 8 
De Laal Cawn to Land 32 Elephants value 7900 Pagodas on condition to pay only to be'aooount- 
the S' Thoma Duty ought to be accountable to the Hon ble Company for the difference ^Je"^ 
of the Customs which amounts fairly to Pag s . 286. — . — as ^ Account enterd after 
this Consultation. 

Ordered that this matter be referr'd home in the gener 11 . letter for our Masters 
Approbation and that it be publish'd at the Sea Gate, that no such liberty shall ever 
be granted for the future, this matter haveing happend only by mistake, and this is 
done that the Merchant may not pretend he brings his Elephants in hope of being 
favoured in the same manner as Delaal Cawn. 

Henry Davenport pays into the B\ Hon ble Comp ,s . Cash for Account of Eobert Pa* : 1000 
Eaworth Late Sea Customer the Sum of One Thousand pagodas. ju'te n sea ye 

Customer 
on y'. Aoot. 

Generall Letter to the President & Council! of Bengali of this days date was Qeneraiito 
read and Sign'd. s i| n ?d. 

Ordered that all the Brown Cloth in the Godowns be imediately sent to the -},} 1 ? e Brown 

J Cloth to be 

W asherS. washd with 

all expedition 

Eichard Hunt Land Customer reads his Ace 4 , for the Month of July Viz'. \Z\ t™j°Z 

Choultry Custom Pa. 354 32 20 read.* 

Euhie Brokers 71 14 5 

Eegistring Slaves 1 14 — & 

Pag. 427 14 25 

And pays into the E'. Hon b ' 9 Company's Cash the sum of Three Hundred and Pag. 36o pd . 
Fifty pagodas on that Account. inonyUoot. 



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JFOET ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 

London Mil The Danes Padre Bartholomew Zieghenbaek presents a Bill of Exchange for 

Pag;. 666 r 24'» Pagodas Five Hundred Sixty Six and 24 £a from M 1 '. Secretary Woolley payable to 

Mj a john° ^■ I " J°h n George Hugh or order, and by him endorsed to the said Bartholomew 

George Hugh, Ziegenback &c a . Ministers at Trinquebarr, Agreed they be payd forthwith. 

& by him 
endorsd to a 
Danes Padre 
ordered to be 
payd. 

The Dane's The Danes Padre Bartholomew Ziegenback requests leave to go for Europe on 

rea^ e e to eilueBtS the first ship, and in consideration that he is the head of a Protestant Mission 
embarque Espous'd by the R\ Rev d . the Lord Areh-Bishop of Canterbury, and the rest of our 
Our shipping Episeopall Clergy, that our Masters were pleasd to send out their money ffreight free, 
for Europe. we have presumed to grant him his passage without paying permission money. 

MSoaUsTo^e 11 Considering the present troubles at Fort S*. David and that our Merchants here 

sent down to have their Hands full provideing for the Hallifax, we have resolved to send down Ten. 
»&ft c"on- Thousand pagodas by first conveyance for Vizagapatam to increase the Investment 
Teyance.„- there which place lyes best for bringing up Goods likewise in the North East Mon- 
soon, If the ffrench should be upon the Coast as Expected in Decem r . 

Ordered that Humphrey Holecombbe assistant to the Sea Customer. 

E. Harbison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benton. 
"William War re. 
Bich d . Hunt. 

To the Hon 15 " 5 Edward Harrison Esa 1! - 
President & Govern 1 , oi 
Port S'. Geobge &c a . Council. 

Hon ble : S E . &c\ 

According to your Hon". &c a orders have measured the 32 Elephants landed by 
Delel Cawn & find them to contain 128 coveds, the custome of which amounts to 
according to the S*. Thoma Valluation, Pag 3 , sixty four, but the computation of their 
worth by the Brokers is Pag B . Seven Thousand nine hundred at five 3^> Cent is 
Pag 8 . Three hundred & fifty, so that the difference is Pag 3 , two hundred & eighty 
six. I am. 

Hon ble S r . &c a . 

Your most humble servant 

Henry; Davenport. 

10 Ship Jagganoiculu arrived in this road from Jaffnapatam. 
d° Ship Pearl sailed for Junk Ceylon. 

11 Ship Dolben arrived in this road from Persia, 

d° Rec d . Gen 11 . Letter from the Dep ty : Gov r . &c a . Council of Fort S\ David dated 

the 8 th ins'. 
13 Ships Desbuverie, Dartmouth, Hallifax, Avarilla & Aurengzebe arrived from 

Fort S*. David. 



Diary and Consultation Book % 17 11 101 

FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

The HoN m ' E : Edwibd Haeeison Esq k : Peesident & Govebn 8 : Tuesday 

M R . Thomas Fbedebick. M". Heney Davenpoet. the 14 th 

M E . William Mabtin. M\ Edwabd Bulkley. 

M". William Jennings, M b . Bebnabd Benyon. 
M E . William Waeee. M\ Richabd Hunt. 

Took into Consideration the orders for supplying S\ Helena with Arrack &c a . 

Ordered that the Warehouskeep r . provide ten bales of Ordinary Long Cloth to That the 

send by the Success advice boat when she arrives, since the Desbuverie & Hallifax ^ovide'tm' 

in all likelyhood will go w th . the Dutch fleet, agreed that it will not be adviseable to Bales of 

put S', Helena Stores aboard them. earth. 0ng 

A Letter from our Merch ts . of Cuddalore being read acquainting us with the Letter from 
Soarcity & dearness of grain as enter'd after this Consultation. Merchants. 

Agreed that it be left to the Dep ty . Gov r . & Council to take of the Custome for ^ e ^ t °* 
the present whilst our Troubles continue if they find it will be absolutely necessary ng?d£™t 
for the Support of the place. David'' 

if absolutely 
neoessary. 

Ordered that all the Old Rioe in the Godown be bag'd up & sent to ffort S* that the old 

T>_ _" A Eiee in the 

Hand. Godowns be 

sold. 

Generall Letters one from the D ty . Gov r . & Council of Fort S' David & the other 2 Genu 
from the Dep ty Govern 1 of the same date were both read. t^TtST 

Depty : Gov r : 
& Counoil the 
other from 
Dty Govr. 



Cap 4 Luhorne delivers in a Eequest that we would take into our care the effects Cap*, 
of Cap' Stacey deceas'd it's therefore reccommended to the care of Mess rB Bulkley and 
Benyon to take charge thereof & dispose of them joyntly with the Captain. 



Ordered that we write to Metchlepatam to provide more boat men of the best 



Luhornes 
request 
concern^, the 
Estate of 
Capt. Staoey. 
to write to 
Metchlepm. 
Sort. for boat men. 

Ordered that Richard Wright & Samuel Montgomery be discharged from the y* Bichd 
Gunroome being both useless fellows. slmf" & 

Montgomery 
be dischargd 

Ordered that 10 Chests of Silver be deliverd into the mint to be covnd. 10 ohestsof 

silver to 
deliver the 
mint. 

Ordered that 200 baggs of Salt Petre be laden by the Warehousekeep r on board 200 ba gB of 
the Desbouverie according to Cap' Hugh Raymonds Request as enter'd after this E^jfe^ 
Consultation. board 

Desbouverie- 

At the request of Abdull fazseer Caun Embassador from the Mogull to the y t 12 He- 
King of Pe[g]u, Agreed that the 12 Elephants which came for the Kings Present g^^g^ 
Peeu mav be Custome free. at the request 

° of Abdull 



Ordered that the Fort S' David Goods on board the Desbouverie be continued. 



1711—26 



fazseer oaun. 



David bales 
be oontinued 
on board the 
Desbouverie^ 



] 02 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 



vt the "Ware- Ordered that the Warehouskeeper gett ready the Proportion of Silver for Ben- 

eTreacT the S a ^ acC01in ti n g ^ e Darby's Invoice at 70000 [£] thereabouts. 

proportio of 



for 



E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulklet. 
W*. Jennings. 
Bern*. Benton. 
"William Warre. 
Rich". Hunt. 



To the HoN BtE : Edward Harrison Esq". 

President & Govern" &c l Council of 
ffort S T George. 

Hon* 1 *: S E . &o\ 

Tearing the Desbouverie will hardly be stiff enough, with what salt petre she 
now has, I therefore humbly request, you'l order me two hundred baggs of salt 
Petre, more whioh I doubt not will be sufficient I am 

Hon ble : S r &c a , 
Your most Obedient Humble Servant, 

Hugh Baymond. 

13 Received a General Letter from the Dep t7 Gov r & Council of Fort S' David 

dated the 1 1 th instant. 

15 Dispatch 'd a Gen u Letter to the President & Council of Bengali of y B days date. 

Ship Golcondah Cap' Samuel Hart arrived from Batavia. 

From Cuddalore & Tevenapatam Companies Merchants 
reo d : 12 rH -. August 1711. 

Wee heartily congratulate yo r : Hon" : Succession to the Governm' & also the 
Deputy Govern 1 & we cannot express the extasie of Joy we were in when we heard 
of your Hon rs arrival & wish your Honour may dayly increase in great fame & 
renown. 

For these 12 months ever since these troubles have been paddy & other provi- 
sion has been so very dear that the Inhabitants labour under great hardships & many 
of them are ready to starve, but now your Hon rs arrivall gives us great hopes of a 
deliverance, from these troubles, hoping your Hon r will order the paddy &c a provi- 
sion to be oustome free, which will occasion a great plenty & all the Inhabitants will 
pray for your Hon r ., Wee are ready to execute your Commands. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



103 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 
Att a Consultation 



Present 

Edward Harrison Esq" : Gov" & President. 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulklev. 
William Jennings. Bernard Benxon. 
William Warre. Richard Hunt. 

The President reads his mint account for the mo : of July & pays into Cash 
Pag a one hundred & fifty one & twenty six fan 3 on acco' Coinage of Gold & delivers 
into the Warehouskeep r Rupees Seventy Thousand as likewise Rup" five Thous d 
eight hund d & forty & 2 annas Aec° custome on coinage of Silver for the months of 
June and July Viz'. 

ffor Jane on M r . Frasers acoount R s . 3555 

ffor July on the Presidents account . . „ 2285 2 

5840 2 



Edward Bulkley storekeeper reads his Storekeepers aoco' for the month of July. 



Ordered that Matthew Harris be ent d as a soldier to serve in this Garrison. 



A List of goods to be provided at Fort S'. David Pursuant to the order rec d from 
Europe y s year was read & approv'd & is as enter'd next after y* Consulta". 

Ordered that the said List be sent away forthwith, to the Dep ty Govern' & 
Council of that place with orders to contract in time, if possible that we may be able 
to dispatch a ship home in January, 

Agreed that the President & Warehouskeep 1 ' doe proportion the goods now iu 
the Godowns to be laden equally on the Bouverie & Hallifax, which is about ■$■ on 
one ship & two fifths on the other. 

Ordered for the future that whenever any order passes in Consultation relateing 
to the Sev B Gentlemens employs that sett at this board, the Sec ry shall the same day 
send them a written coppy of such order sign'd which they are to file & keep for a 
memorandum. 

Ordered that the Warehouskeep 1, do draw out a List of what wine & other 
Stores we shall want from Persia to be sent thither Via Surrat. 



That 600 p 3 of fine Sallampores be provided for painting & that the Warehous- 
keeper doe deliver 2 p 8 immediately to be painted for a tryall. 



Hen : Davenport for Rob' : Raworth late sea cust 1 ' ; read y e Sea Cust" acco' : for 
last m°: 

W m Martin late Warehouskeep r pays iu the R' Hon bIe comp aB Cash Pag" two 
thous d : on acco' Silver & goods sold. 



Thursday 

August 

16**. 



The President 
reads his mint 
Acoot for 
July, as also 
pay' in Rup». 
6840 : 2 Annas 
Aooo. Oust , 
on Coinage 
of Silver. 



Edw<i. Bulk, 
ley reads his 
Storekeep". 
aooo' 

y« : Matt : 

Harris 

he ent 4 as a 

soldier. 

List of goods 

to be provided 

at Port St. 

David. 

that said List 
he forthwtt. 
sent to y e 
D'y Gov*. 

yt the PreBidt 
& Warehous- 
keepr. pro- 
portion the 
goods for y» 
Bouverie & 
Hallifax. 
yt the Secry 
for y° future 
wn. any order 
passes in 
Consul tatio n 
do advise the 
Gentlemen in 
writ* thereof, 
yt the ware- 
housed, draw 
out a list of 
wt stores will 
he wants 
from Persia: 



yt 600 pa. of 
fine Sail amp" 
be provided 
for painting 
& yt. 2 be 
immediately 
painted for a 
muster. 



Wm. Matin 
Late Ware 
bouskr. pays 
into ye Kt. 
HonU* 

Compas Cash 
2000 P.ige. 



101 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 



Plombe 
Christpr. 
Cradook & 
Thos: Gawood 
do survey 
ship Bouverie 

The aooountt 
delivers in his 
report of the 
Went Coast 
hooks 



Ordered y' Cap 13 Tho s : Plombe, Christopher Cradock, & Tho": Gay wood, do sur- 
vey ship Bouverie now ready to take in Bales & make their report. 



The Accountant delivers iu his report of the West coast Books which is as 
enter'd next after this Consultation. 





E. Harrison. 


Tho. Frederick. . 


Hen. Davenport. 


W. Martin. 


Edw b : 


Bulkley. 


W M . Jennings. 


Bern". 


Benyon. 


William Warre. 


Eich d . 


Hunt 


r Port S 1 . David. 




. 20000 Pieces 








. 4000 Do. 








. 2000 — 








. 20000 — 








. 5000 — 








. 2000 — 








. 2000 — 








500 — 








. 2000 — 








. 2000 — 








. 2000 — 








. 1000 — 



19 



List oe Goods to 

Long cloth ord ry White 

Ditto Midliag 

Ditto Fine 
Sallampores ord 17 

Ditto Midling 

Ditto Fine 
Sail Cloth 
Succatoons 

Beetelaes of 20 Yards 
Ditto of 25 y <** 
Ditto Oringall 
Neckcloth 16 in a p 8 y ds 1\ long 

To the Hon ble Edward Harrison Esq/. 

Govern" : op eeort S t George &o k Council. 
Hon BlE S B &c A . 

Pursuant to yo T order of Consultation of the 9 th instant I have examined all the 
Books rec d . from York ffort & find their charges to amount to Eyals two hundred, fifty 
nine thousand nine hundred & sixty four : — : one, as & the acco 1 : herewith dd from 
31 st July 1685, to the 21 st July 1702, the time of the Union which taken one year 
with another amounts to Eyals fifteen thousand three Hund d . & seventeen yearly. 

As for the Subordinate ffactorys we have not rec d . their Books, nor are there 
expences brought into the Gen 11 : Books of York Fort. 

The Last Books rec d . thence for the United Comp\ are from 22 d . of July 1702 
to the 30 th April 1.703 & the old Companys from the ^ m0 . July 1702, to 30 th April 
1703, M r . Matthew Bidleys acco'. cash from & m0 . June 1707, to Ult°. March 1708. 

M r . Jeremy Harrison bro 4 . thence only a cash Acco'. commencing ^> mo . May 1710 
& ending July d°, Since by the ffrederick we rec d . M r , Anthony Etrickes cash Acoo'. 
for the months of July & August I am. 

Fort S 1 . George, Hon bIe S r . &c a . 

Aug t . 16 th 1711. Your humble Servant 

Thomas Frederiok. 

Dispatch'd a Gen 11 . Letter to the Dep ty . Gov r . & Counci of Fort 8*. David. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



105 



- FORT ST. GEORGF, AUGUST 1711 
Att a Consultation Extraordinary 



Present 



Edward Harrison 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Gov E . & President. 
Henry Davknport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Richard Hunt. 



. Just now we received a Letter from tbe Dep ty : Gov r . &e a . Council of Fort S'. 
David dated the 18 th advising that the party's Commanded by Cap ts . Roach & Co- 
ventry had a very severe skirmish with the Enemy's whole force of Chingie wherein 
Cap'. Coventry & Ensigne Somervile, were kil'd, also three Europeans & seven 
blacks, Cap'. Roaches Narrative of said Action is as after y 3 : consultation. 



Agreed that a Letter be immediately dispatch'd in ans r . to theirs, as entred also 
after y 8 . Consultation. 



Ordered that M r . Bulkley doe immediately provide Instruments for the Surgeon 
to be sent <ffi first conveyance, there being none to dress the wounded men. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W a . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Rich d . Hunt. 



Sunday 
Evening 
Aug t - 19. 



A Lettr. from 
D*y. Govr. 
& Council of 
Fort B*. 
David in 
weh. they 
advise of a 
severe skir- 
mish wth # 
the Enemy 
wherein 
Capt. Co- 
ventry was 
kild ; also 
Ensigne 
Somervile 
3 white men 
& 7 hlaoks. 

yt. a Letter 
he immedi- 
ately 

dispatoh'd 
in ane r . to 
theirs. 
yt.Mr. 
Bulkley do 
provide 
Instruments 
for ths 
Surgeon. 



A true Narrative of an Action that happened between Captain Roach's 
party & our Enemy's this day, being the 17 th of August 1711. 

I was order'd to posses myself of a part of the bounds, were the Enemy were 
seen to be ffireing very briskly from, last night, which I did this morn 8 : by break of 
day, I ordered about 200 Peons that belonged to the Outguards to Attend me, the 
Cooleys began to work about the demolishing the Walls by six in the morning & 
continued till 12 at noone, but cou'd not hear of any of the Enemy's to be near our 
bounds, only a few peons about a mile off, but about twelve a clock intelligence was 
brought, that Mohabut Cawne with all the force of Chingie was within a Mile of our 
bounds, upon which I dispatch'd immediately a peon to the Gov r . & Council who 
was not arrived in two hours in the Interim before I had any releafe from the rest 
of the bounds, they Attack'd me with about 400 horse & 1,«)00 foot, it was a great 
misfortune to me, there Attacking the party Cap 1 ', Coventry had the Command of, 
& Ensigne Somervile, the latter prov'd such a Coward, y l lie was the occasion of the 
ruin of the whole party, in shewing them an Example, by running away first, which 
cost him his life, & abundance more. of the same party, but f must doe Cap*. Coven- 
try that Justice, that he behaved himself Extraordinary well, & wou'd have made a 
very good Officer, if please God he had lived, He rec d . several Wounds before he 
1711—27 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 

dropt, I had my horse shot under me & was eharg'd Several times by the whole 
party of Horse, upon both Flanks & rear & kept them in play till they were glad to 
leave me Master of the ffeild with less then fourty men, there was not one of the 
200 Peons, I carry 'd with me, would stand, neither Officers nor peons, but when the 
Horse eharg'd me they presently ran away, if they had but stood by me I would 
have mounted as many Horses of the Enemy's as would have made a good Troop for 
the Company for there was not less then Seventy, or Eighty of them running about 
the Feild without Eiders, their masters being dismounted, we compute that the 
Enemy eou'd loose not less, then 140 & 150 men kill'd & wounded, besides horses & 
2 sent unto the ffort, I have buryed the dead all in the ffeild of Battle, except 8 : 
Cap'. Coventry & Somervile, I sent to the ffort, I leave any Impartiall ^son to 
judge w'. the loss of the Enemy must be, when they were at the push of the Pike 
for two hours together & apply'd them with our Bullets & swan shot, as fast as 
possibly we could, this is the true Narrative of what happened. 



To Robert 
Dep it : 



Raworth Esq," : 

GrO? K : OF FFORT S 1 
COUNCILL. 



David 



Cap*. 

Coventry & 
Ensigne 
Somervile 
kil'd. 

no oare taken 
to prevent a 
surprise. 



it is ye. very 
Essenoe of 
ye. Millitary 
art so as to 
dispose of yre 
partys yt 
they may be 
assistant to 
each other. 

no Surgeonp 
mate [is] 
procurable. 



to treat wty 
ye- Enemy 
sword in 
hand, an 
Axnbusoado 
proposed. 



disposall of 
the rioe 
approv'd off. 



no mention 
made of the 
number 
kill'd. 



The Capt. to 
have thanks 
return'd him 
for his 
fionduot. ; 



Yesterday we rec d . yours of the 18 th with the unwellcome news of an Action 
wherein you lost, Cap*. Coventry & Ensigne Somervile, we lament the unhappy fate of 
the former, & the shamefull behaviour of the latter deserves little or no Compassion. 

It appears too plainly by your own Narrative, y* due care was not taken to 
prevent a Surprise, nor were party's laid Sufficient to Succour those that were 
employ'd to demolish the wall, considering the Enemy were so near you the day 
before this accident hapned. 

It is the very Essence of the Millitary art to dispose your party's, so that upon 
an Attack of one place they may speedily repaire to the releife of their Companions 
we hope this unfortunate Action will cure our Ofncez'S & Soldiers of that vanity that 
has lead them into the Error, & that they will readily embrace the first good 
opportunity, to make their barbarous Enemy's pay deare for their cruell triumph. 

We shall send you a case of Instruments by the very first opportunity in the 
mean time you must get what you can from Pondicherry, M r . Raworth knows we 
have never a Surgeons Mate here, y*. is good for any thing, or else we would 
certainly send him, apply to the ffrench & Danes to gett one for the time. 

Wee agree with you that you must treat sword in hand & now jK your Enemy 
is flushed with Success, we hope they will give you an Opportunity to quit Scores, 
A Well dress'd Ambuseado if your spys could be trusted would draw them into your 
power & if you part with them before you have revenged your Countrymen we shall 
think it high time to begg a peace. 

We approve of what you have done with the Comp^. rice to make the poor 
easy for the present, as we shall doe of any other further measures you shall think 
convenient to take for that purpose. 

"You say the kill'd & wounded in the late Action amounts to the same number 
as last advised, but we dont find any number mention'd neither in our Letter nor 
what M r . Raworth wrote the Grov r . nor in Cap*. Roaches Narrative which makes it 
very deficient. 

However we thank the Cap 4 , in our Masters name & our own for his courage & 
Conduct in bringing the men well off & desire you to acquaint him with the same add- 
ing withall y*. we would not have him despise his Enemy so much as to expose 
himself or his souldiers to any unnecessary danger, You all know how difficult it is 
for us to Eecruit. 



Diary and Consultation Book^l711 107 

FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 

We are Surprised at the infidelity of the peons & Servants you have about you Areforma- 
& recommend it to yo r . Care to make tb6r6 reformation mtde°with 

the Peone. 

We shall be glad to hear of an investment, on the best terms you can gett these thoughts of 
troublesome times, we have perused the Chingy Letters & take them to be intended an nve8tmt ' 
as delusions to draw you into Snaires, & wish we may find ourselves mistaken, we 
conclude w"\ Assurance we will doe all we can to make peace & would have you nom0 nyto 
neglect no means to doe the same if they Offer to treat, but mony is what we cannot be parted 
part with, unless in the greatest necessity, However we would not have you loose peaoe° m 
any Opportunity of taking full Satisfaction, of your bloody Enemys for their 
barbarous usage & are. 
Fort S t - George, S rs . 

August 20 th 1711. Your humble Servants 

Edward Harrison. 

Thomas Frederick. 

Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. 

Edward Bdlklet. 

William Jennings. 

Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Bichard Hunt. 

P.S. 

We are informd by M r . Suply y*. when he left your place there was sufficient of 
all sorts of Surgeons instrument for twenty years w ch . pray inquire into. 

Dispatch'd a Letter to the General & Council of Bombay y 8 . days date. 19 

Dispatch 'd a Letter to Surrat of y s . days date. D. 

Dispatch'd a Gen 11 . Letter to tbe Dep ty . Gov r . &c a . Council at Fort S l . David of 20 
this date. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Edward Harrison Esq k : Gov" : & President Monday 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. August 

William Martin. Edward Bulk ley. 20 th 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. Kichard Hunt. 

Bead a General Letter from the Dep tv . Gov r . &c a . Council of Fort S l . David of Genii, reod. 
the 18 th . instant. ^ d Fort 8t - 

Ordered that Pag". 500 be advanced the Painters. eoopags. to 

y». Painters. 

The Surveyors of the Bouverie delivers in their report which is as entred next T ^ report of 
after this Consultation. 2™ y ° IS ° f 

M r . Eston chief of Gombroon having given a power to this board to demand the Mr. Eston 

Effects of William Lee deceas'd (whose widow the said Eston has married) out of the Gombroon 

hands of Cap'. William How, inhabitant of this place, the said W m . How being sent given a ° u 

for pleads that the Will of the said Lee, not being prov'd according to Law, he 5eXid°the 

cannot account with us, the consideration of this matter is deferr'd till we have more Effects of 

i • Wm. Lee 

leisure. 



108 



Records of Fort St. George 



Cap'. Seaton 
requests to gc 
to Bengali. 



no store of 
daofa in the 
godowns. 



yt. a cheBt 
of silver be 
ddto 
Vineattee 
obittee. 



to y». 

Gentlem in 
y» bay to 
send ub the 
Avarilla. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, A TIG UST 1711 

Cap*. Seaton requesting that he may go down on these ships to Bengali in his 
way for England to take care of some Effects, he has in those parts, it is agreed to 
on condition that he gives a bond of Pag s . Two, Thousand to proceed on one of the 
ships from Bengali for Europe this Season. 

Having no store of Duck in the godowns to make Terpaulins for our Bales, nor 
no Terpaulins that are Serviceable, agreed that the Storekeeper provide what wanting 
for said use. 

Ordered that Henry Davenport Warehousekeeper deliver a chest of Silver at 
16± %» ten Pag 8 , to Vineattee Chittee. 



Agreed that we write to the Gentlemen in the bay to send us the Avarilla early 
in December that we may dispatch her for England before the ffrench Ships come 
back from Merga as usual. 

E Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W : Martin. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benton. 
"William Warre. 
Rich*. Hunt. 



To the Hon ble : Edward Harrison Esq 1 
Govern" : op Port S r . George &o a 



Council. 



Pursuant to your orders we have been aboard the ship Bouverie, and find her in 
very good Condition, & capable of performing, any Voyage is the Opinion of 

Hon ble : S re : &c a . 
Your most humble Servants 

August y* 18 th . 1711. Christopher Cradook. 

Thomas Plumbe. 
Thomas Gaywood. 

Received a General Letter from the Chief &e a . Council at Vizagapatam dated 
the 29 th . of July. 

Dispatch'd a General Letter to the Dep ty . Gov r . &c ft . Council of Port S k . David 
of this days date. 



Att a Consultation 



Present 



Thursday 
23 d 



two General 
Letters from 
Viiagapatam 
a General to 
Ditto. 



Edward Harrison Esq : 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



: Gov*: & President. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Richard Hunt. 



Read two General Letters from the Chief &c a . Council at Vizagapatam of date 
the 24 th & 29 th of July. 

Also read a General Letter to ditto of this days date. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 






109 




FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 - 










"William Martin late Warehousekeeper, pays into the R 


Hon ble . Comp as 


Cash 


The Ware. 


Pag s . two Thousand on Acco\ Silver & Gold sold. 








housekeepr. 
pays into 
Cash Pags. 
2000. 


Thomas Frederick late Paymaster read his Paym ls : account for the month of 


The Paymr 


July Viz'. 








reads his 
aceot for 


Charges Garrison 




1900 : 8 


- 




July. 


Charges Diet 






306: 32 


- 






Dyet & Stores laid in . . 






430: 29: 


- 






Charges General 






602: 13 


- 






Fortifications & Repaires 






497: 15 


- 






Vizagapatam Factory 






24: 6 


- 






Fort 8*. David 






28: 8 


- 






Priaman Settlement 






4: 16 


_ 






Charges Extraordinary 






91: 18 


- 






Ship President 






8: 27 


- 






House Moveables 






5: 27 


. - 






Brass Ordinance 






6: 19 


. - 






Eggmore Redoubt 






621: 10 


- 






Charges Cattle 






123: 33 


- 






Pag 8 . . . 


5052: 9 


- 





Finding the Stewards Account of Expences Swelld to an extravigant amount, 
ordered that Mess ls . Davenport & Jennings who have been Stewards formerly & 
M r . Benyon do inspect the said Account & make their Report of what unnecessary 
charges are therein contain 'd. 

Ordered that the Ballance of Tho s : Fredericks late Paym rs : aceo*. be paid him 
being Pag s . Two thousand flvety eight & thirty fanams. 

One of the Danish Council of Trincombar now going Directore to Bengal Myn 
Heer Attrup Petitions us, not to permit Padre Bartholomew Zingenback Missionary 
to go to Europe on any of our Ships there being a dispute between him & the present 
Commadant, which cannot as yet be adjusted, it being referr'd home to the King 
of Denmark, agreed that a Coppy of the said Petition, be given the said Missionary 
& his answer required thereto. 

Bills of Exchange being offer'd drawn on us by the Chief & Council of Vizaga- 
patam for Rupees Seven Thousand & Seven hundred, agreed that the same be paid. 

The Warehouskeeper Complains of Several things in the Godowns that is 
perished by long lying, ordered that Mess 1 ' 3 . Davenport, Martin & Hunt do make a 
Survey of the same & give in their report. 

The Secretary produces an answer from M r . ffraser to a Note sent him the 20 th . 
instant to know his reasons for taking away the Cowle of Eggmore &c a . Villages from 
Colloway & Vincattee Chittee & acting Singly without the Consent of his Council, 
which is as enter'd after this Consultation. 

Agreed that the Reasons given in the said answer are frivolous and ill grounded, 
No wittnesses having been examined legally, nor no proof Appearing that Colloway 
& Vincattee Chittee had treated the inhabitants ill, or exacted more from them than 
their agreement and according to Sallabad. 

Agreed that a Cowle which has been granted by Gov 1 '. & Council cannot be taken 
away & given to another, by the Govern 1 ', without the Consent of his Councill & even 
then there ought to be very just reasons for so doing, such as failure of Payment or 
acting contrary to the terms, agreed to in the said Cowle, Else the best of the black 
Merch ts . will be terrified and none but the Scum & fellows that are insufficient will 
appear to rent the Revenues. 
1711—28 



The Stewards 
aocots. swell' d 
Extravi- 
gantly. 



yt. ye. -Ball 
of y late 
Paymrs. 
aceot. be 
paid. 

A Petition 
read from 
Myn Heer 

Attrup. 



the Ware- 
houskeep r . 
complains of 
things 
perisheth in 
ye. godown. 

An Ansr 
from Mr. 
ffraser to a 
note sent 
him the 20th. 
instant. 

The reasons 
against 
Colloway 
&ca. are 
frivolous. 



A Cowle 
once Given 
by Govr. & 
Counoil can't 
be taken 
away by the 
Govr. singly. 



110 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 

coiioway & Colloway & Vineattee Chittee, being eall'd in & the rest of the Comp as . Mereh w . 

Chitteeg 66 present their Cowle was return'd them, after the President had acquainted them that 
cowiedd our Hon ble . Masters allow 'd of no such practises but desired their Servants Should 
them. keep their faith, with all persons living under their protection and so they were 

dismiss'd. 

Mint mastr. 
pays into 



Edward Harrison Esq 1 ', mint master pays into the E' Hon ble . Coinp a3 . Cash Pag s . 
CashPags. Seventeen Thousand one hundred & fifty one, being the produce of one chest of 
17151. Qo\di that came out on the Avarilla & Coin'd in the Mint. 

Fryday 24 This Evening the President had a Vest & Turbant sent him from the Duan with 

mrfTvest a Per wanna, whicli was received with the usual Solemnities in the presence of all the 
& Turbant heads of the Armenian & Moor Mereh* 8 . 

from the 
Duan. 

Duans xbe Duans Letter is as entered next after this Consultation. 

Letter. 

E. Haebison. 
Tho. Peedeeick. 
Hen. Dayenpobt. 
W, Maetin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Been". Benyon. 
William Waeee. 
Rich d . Hunt. 

From the Duan Sadatulla Cawne 
Beceived the 24 th Au»ust 1711. 

I have rec d . your kind Letter wherein you acquaint me of your Arrivall to the 
Government of Chinapatam which highly rejoyces me, heartily congratulating your 
Succession to the said Employ, in the same letter you mention the injustice of Suroop 
Sing which T observe & according to your Letter I have Strictly writt to him, 
being what it behoves mee to doe & doubtless he'll occasion you no manner of 
trouble for the future. 

Herewith comes a Serepow to my friend & you ought frequently to acquaint 
me of yo r . health what can I say more. 

M K . Seceetaey 
S r . 

To the Paper you sent me yesterday I now return you the following answer. 

At the time I returned here from Port S*. David which was in November last 
was 12 months I found my self very uneasy by the Petitions & frequent complaints 
of the Inhabitants of Tegmore &c a . the Comp as . Villages against Colloway Chittee & 
Vincatty Chittee, The ffarmers & Eenters of the said Villages for their taking 
70 & Cent of all the produce of paddy of the said Villages & allow'd the Inhabitants 
but the other 30 & Cent for all their Subsistance &c a . charge which was contrary to 
the agreement between them & the Aforesaid ffarmers the Inhabitants strenously 
Alledging the same as matter of fact which the ffarmers as often denyed in this 
contest between both parties the Inhabitants deserted the Villages & went away into 
the Country at which time I sent for both the ffarmers & told them what had happen'd 
by reason of their extorting more then was their due. the Villages thereby became 
desolated, & that neither the deserters nor any other people could be prevailed with 
to come & live under such hard pressures but after a Multiplicity of Words in their 
own excuse it concluded in their sending a Writeing to the deserters wherein they 
promised & obliged themselves to allow the Inhabitants 40 <$* Cent if they would 
return againe to their several Villages & former Occupations. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 111 

FORT ST. GEORGE , A UGUST 1711 

On the promises & Assurance the People return'd to their Several Villages 
again but the Renters non performance of what they promised made the Inhabit- 
ants renew their complaints to me & said 'tis impossible for them as being of the 
R\ hand cast, to live under the Renters who were of the contrary cast & rather then 
so they must leave their habitations & be gone unless (as they humbly Requested) 
they could get Conapah Chittee as being one of their own Cast to be the Renter in 
eheif of the Villages w ch . if done then all manner of complaints would then cease 
and be quiet. 

Next day in the afternoon I sent for Colloway chittee & Vincattee chittee & 
told them the trouble I had by the frequent complaints from the inhabitants of the 
Companies Villages, I likewise sent for Conapah Chittee & got them all to meet in 
the dining Room with Paupia the Comp as . Dubash to concert the best ways & means 
to accommodate & reconcile all differences between the Renters & the Inhabitants of 
the three Villages in conclusion they agreed y*. Colloway Chittee & Vincattee Chit- 
tee should hold the Villages till the first of June or July 1710 after when Conapah 
Chittee was to commence, all which they declared before me in the Consultation 
Room with Joyned hands while all their mouths spake the same thing in confirma- 
tion of which I sprinkled them with Rose water about which time I got their Cowle 
least they should relasp, & they demanding the Counterpart which could not be 
found was the reason that Matter had not the Sanction of an Act of Council. I am 

S r . 
Fort S 1 . George, Tour humble Servant 

August 2 1 8T 1711. Will: Fraser. 

Dispatcht a General Letter to the Cheif & Councill of Vizagapatam of this 24. 
days date. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Edward Harrison Esq*. Gov*. & President. Monday, 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 27 th 

William Martin. Edward Bdlkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. Richard Hunt. 

The ffort S*. David Merch ts . having formerly requested a share of the Broad- Fort St. 
cloth, alledging the advantage, our Merch ts : have had over them in carry 8 : on their Melohts. 
Investments by the sale of that commodity Resolved that Colloway & Vincattee requests to 
Chittee be sent for who accordingly appear'd & being ask'd by the President, of Broad 
whether they were willing that the aforesaid Merchants should come in for their cloth - 
Proportion of said Cloth, their ans 1 '. was that if the Cloth did not remaine in one 
hand they could not medle with it and the ffort S*. David Merch ts . were free to take 
it all if they pleas'd. 

Ordered that a tender be made of the Broad Cloth to the Fort S'. David that a tender 

Merchants. of it be made. 

Ordered that Cawn Gohees dutv be paid being Pag s . Thirty five which was due yt. Caun 
the 30 th : of June last. ' be°JSd. dnty 

The Danish Padre deliver in his Answer to M 1 '. Attrups Letter in which we Danee Padres 



the Gov 1 ', of Trincombar not to go for Europe. 

Agreed that since we and the Gov 1 ', of Trincombar have all ways kept a freindly that he be no 
correspondence, we can't grant him his passage on any of our Ships till he has the parage on 
Gov": consent, he then requests that we would permit one of the other Missionaries any of our 
to go in his roome and as the aforesaid Paper of M r . Attrups mentions nothing yo'.^thsr 5 "' 
against him we have granted his request. in Ms roome, 



112 Reoords of Fort St. Georqe 



FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 

kL ar r h T' B Wm ' Mart ^ a late Warehouskeep r . pays into the R l . Hon ble . Comp as cash Pag s . 

intTca P Bh yB nine Thousand Six hundred on Aeco'. silver & goods sold. 

Page. 9600. 

Thatye. ^ Ordered that the Ballance of the Merch ts : Colloway & Vinoattee Chittee acco ts : 

Merchtl ye ' De n ow paid them as it stands being Pag s . four Thousand Seven hundred ninety tive r 

Accots. be P a. Seven fanams & is on Aeco*. of a Contract made in Gov 1 '. Pitts time they giving an 

Obligation under their hands, that in case the said Account is not rightly adjusted 

they will make good what may appear to be due to the R\ Hon ble : Company. 

iam°ows Sal " "^ e warehouskeep 1 ' produces two p s . of fine Sallampores which are orderd to be 

oida? "o be sent to the Painters for a tryall in order to have the parcell done that are wrote for. 

painted. 

Ordered that Pag 6 , five hundred be advanced the washers. 

rd4nod° 0( e Ordered that Pag s . One thousand be advanced Edward Bulkley Paymaster to- 

raymr. 7 ' defray charges Garrison. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Erederiok. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Rioh d . Hunt. 

'28 This Morn e . Gunner Atkinson departed y s life & was interr'd in the Evening. 



Att a Consultation 
I 'resent 

Thursday Edward Harrison Esa E : Gov K . & President. 

30 th . Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

"William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Wabee. Richard Hunt. 

Poiiioat o f /aS ^e Present acquaints the Board that he has just now rec d . advices from 

ffrench ships Pollicat of the Arrival of six ffrench Ships in Ballasore and are now cruizing off 
point Pallmeras. 

Yt, Mr. Legg Ordered that M r . Legg do imediately go to Pollicat to enquire about it and 

gotoPolkoat ,i t> i.- i 

the Perticulers. 
Genii, to ye. General Letter to the Hon ble : Court of Directors was read to the III th para- 

Court of Di- i -i 5j 

reotors. graph and appro v'd . 

And having much other buissness upon our hands on the dispatch of the- 

Bouverie adjusted till further Summonds. 

Meears.Lewia, The Reverend M r . George Lewis, Mess™. W m . Warre & Tho* : Lovell Trustees of 

loven pro- the Estate of M rs . Katherine Nicks deceas'd appeard in Council & M r . Tho s : Lovell 

duces the being bound for England on y e . Tankerville desired j\ y e . Acco 1 Curr\ of y e s d . 

o/y"; Estate Estate to this day might be produc'd bef[ore] us, w ch . was accordingly done & the 

therine ni\a " Ball '• 7" remamg - due to the Estate was Pag s . one hund d : twenty seven, thirty one fan 8 

deceas'd. seventy three cash & one [&] all the three Trustees signing to the said Account & 

declaring y l . they have no demands on each other in behalf of the said Estate, but had 

acted joy[ntly] & with a good agreement in all things Mess rs . W m Warre & George 

Lewis were then ask'd if they were willing to discharge M 1 '. Tho 8 : Lovell as far as 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 113 

FORT ST. GEORGE, AUGUST 1711 

in them lay from acting further in this trust, They both declared their asseut & 
M 1 '. Tho s : Lovell desires this Kntry might be made upon our Consultations for his 
justification hereafter. 

William Martin late Warehouskeep 1 '. reads his acco\ for the m°. of July. warehous- 

kpr. reads Mb 
aocot. for 
July 

Mess rs . Johnson & Collinson late Supraeargoes of ship Concord delivers in a ¥?®** : . 
paper acquaint 6 us that in Bengal they had lent Cap' Edw d : Arload Command 1 ', of coU_s_ 
s d . ship y e sum of one thousand Eupees to defray her char[ges] and y* the said Cap'. d f i J r e "- b ^ t a 
Arlond went for England & carry 'd the Bonds w th . him by mistake wherefore they yre. lendg. 
desire leave to make Affidavit in our presence to [y e ] truth of said paper, which is ^°] n ^° Capt ' 
as entred after this Consultation. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho: Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

EdW d . BtJLKLEY. 

W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Eioh d . Hunt. 

To the Hon ble . Edw d . Harrison Esq*. 
Presid t . for Affairs of the R t . 
Hon bie . United East India 

CoMP a . &C A . CotTNCILL. 

Gentlemen. 

Upon our being dismiss'd from our employs in the service of the seperate stock 
on board ship Concord Cap 4 . Edward Arlond Commander (the said ship & stock being 
bought by the R'. Hon ble . Comp a .) at desire of said Cap 1 . Arlond we lent him one 
thousand Rupees at Respoadentia w oh . mony was leut on acco'. of employers of the 
seperate stock but after the said bonds were sign'd and witness _ by Me3S r3 . Jn°. 
Raworth and S*. Jn°. Bennet Cap'. Arlond by mistake carried the bonds away with 
him to England so that for fear of mortality in which case have nothing to shew on 
whose account this mony was lent, we beg leave to declare before your Hon r . &c a . 
Councill that it was wholy on account of our Imployers hoping your Hon r . &c a . 
Councill will pardon this trouble which we are indispensably necessitated to give wj 
are with all due respect. 

Gentlemen 
Port S t . George Your most Obed'. hum bIe . 

Aug 8 ' 30 th 1711. SeiV ,s . 

Jurat Coram me. Jn° Johnson. 

E. Harrison Gijbern tb . James Collinson. 



Rec'd a Gen 11 . Letter from the Deputy Govern'. & Councill of ffort S'. David 1 B . 
dated August 30 th 1711. 

Ship Hannover Cap'. Charles Boddam arrived from Batavia. 

Rec'd a Gen 11 . Letter from the Cheif and Councill of Vizagapatam dated the 2 
9 th August 1711. ______ 

Att a Consultation Monday 

3 d . 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esq,*. Govern". & Presid t . 
Thomas Ffrederick. Henry Davenport, 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. Riohard Hunt. 

1711—29 



114: Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

To pack at Order'd that at Sort 3*. David for the future they pack the same number of 

David as we peices in a bale as we do here, and that the warehoused 1, . draw out a list of the 
do here. package to be sent thither by the first oppertunity for avoiding mistakes in the 

Invoices of Cargoes to England. 

Generall Letter from the Deputy Gov 1 ', and Councill of ffort 8* David dated the 

1 st . ins st . was read. 
tread made* Agreed that Thomas Kirkbread Serjant for his gallant behaviour in the late 

EnBign & action at ffort S'. David with the moors as mentiond at large in the foregoing letter 
sejant. ° r an be made an Ensign, and Dan 11 . Jourdan Corporall be advanced to be Serjant in his 



Stores order 
for ffort Si 



stead for the same reasons. 

Order'd that a sufficient quantity of packing stuff be sent down to ffort S'. David 
David." "'" as likewise other stores 5^ first oppertunity. 
Genii, letter Generall Letter to the Hon ble . Court of Directors to go bv the Boverie was read 

to the court . & 

of direotors thro approved and sign d. 

read & signd 

Capt. Hudson Cap'. Hudson requests three hundred bags of salt petre more than allreadv laden, 

requests 300 . 1 , . *• , „, ,. . ~ ,, °. A * ' 

hags salt which request is as entred after this Consultation. 

petre. 

ahoard 6 lade " Agreed the warehousekeeper lade the same on board forthwith. 

Generall letter from the Cheif and Council! of Yizagapatam dated the 9 th August 
was read, 
bill of ;Exca. Bill of Exchange drawn on us by ditto for pagodas one hundred payable to 

agreed to he Robert Oranwell and by him indorsed to M 1 . William Warre. 
Agreed the same be paid. 

Orderd that Charles Barker and John Baroon be entertaind as soldiers in this 
garrison. 

Orderd that Keraught Overbeck be entertaind to serve in the gunroom. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W m . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Rich". Hunt. 
To the Hon b1e . Edw d . Harrison Esq/. 
Presid 1 . & Govern", of Fort S t . 
George and &c a . Councill. 
Hon ble . S RS 

Finding that the Kentalage allready on board the ship Hallifax is not sufficient 
for the stiffning the said ship desire your Hon r . &c a . will be pleas'd to order three 
hundred bags of Salt Petre to be loaden on board which will infinitely Oblige. 

HoD blH S rs . 
Fort S x . George, Your most Hum ble . Serv 4 . 

Sep 1 '. 1711. He\ Hudson. 

4 This day about four a clock in the afternoon Cap'. Hugh Eaymond went on 
board and between five and six set sail for England in Company w th . the Tankervil 
Cap 4 Charles Newnham. 

5 Dispatch'd a generall Letter to the Hon ble . President and Councill in Bengali 
of this days date %> ship Dartmouth. 

€ This morning ships Dartmouth Averilla Aurengzeb Sherbourn and Dolben 

saild for Bengali. 

Received a generall Letter from the Deputy Govern r .& Councill of ffort S'. David 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 115 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

Att a Consultation 
Present 

Edward Harrison Esq,". Govern". & Presid t . 

Thomas Frederick. Hen : Davenport. Friday 7 Tir 

William Martin. Edw d Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern" Benyon. 

William Warre. Richard Hunt. 

Generall Letter from the Deputy Gov r . and Couucill of ffort 8*. David dated the 
4 th ins* was read. 

Order'd that Mess rs . Cap ts . Gaywood Butcher and Keble do survey ship Halli- ^be s^v^-d 
fax and make their report 

Agreed that we dispatch the Hallifax with all expedition and that the ware- the Haiiifax 
housek r . do begin to lade bales aboard on Monday next. patohd. 



Cap 1 . Hudson delivers in his apology lor damage and the short tonnage of ship ^ 
Hallifax from Bengali which is entred after this Consultation. tonnage in 



exouses 
taort 



M 1 ' William Eston oheif of Gombroon having empowered the Presid' and Mr - Est ° n th 

Councill of this place by letter of attorny to demand of Cap f William How the preBid & 

effects of the late James Lse deceas'd iu right by the widow whom he has married, ^"a"^ 

and the said Cap*. How refusing to pay the same on pretence that the will is not mony of 

prov'd, agreed that the Secretary and M 1 '. John Legg Register do prosecute him in Capt ' How " 

the Mayors Court. theSewy. & 



Order'd that pagodas one thousand be advanced Edward Bulkley paymaster to 
defray charges garrison. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw b . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern* 1 . Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Rich' 1 . Hunt. 

To the Hon ble Edw b . Harrison Ess". 

PRESID T . & G0VERN E OF FoRT S T . GbOROE. 

Hon ble S B . 

The 22 d . February 1710 we arrived at Rogues river at which time I sent my purs- 
er with the pacquet to Culcutta and a letter desiring the Chairmen and Councill that 
they would please to provide what cargoe they design'd to lade on the Hallifax for 
Madras9 as soon as possible for that our time was very short and late in the year, T 
likewise desired in severall lefet™. whilst I lay at Culcutta that they would send what 
goods they design'd to lade as soon as possible telling the ill consequences of being 
dispatch'd late, and in a hurry, we lay till the 5 th of march before any thing came 
along side the ship at which time they sent all our Cargo and brought down our 
dispatches at the same time so that we was forc't to work day and night both sides 
afore and abaft to take in our goods which was done in such a hurry that it was 
impossible for any man to put so much into the ship by a third part as could have 



116 



Records of Fort Si. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

been done if we had time to stow our ship as she ought to have been as we 
found when we came to sea by the working of our goods in hould that the ship lay 
along so much upon each tack that we was hardly able to carry sail, and meeting 
with extraordinary bad weather both corning out of the new deeps & of Zeiloan our 
ship being in such a Condition which I take to be the reason of damaging our salt 
petre as can be testified by all our Officers I am 

Fort S t . George, Hon ble . S r . 

Sep b . 3 b 1711. Your moat hum ble Serv*. 

Hen. Hudson. 

8 Received a Gen 11 . Letter from M r . Noden at Metchiepatam, dated August the 



21. 



Ship Golconda sailed for Pegu. 
Ship Boon Viago saild for d°. 
Ship Esne saild for d°. 



Att a Consultation 



Monday 
10. 



the Preeidt. 
reads his 
aooot. Cash, 

the toddy 
flarm 
petitiond for 



Capt. Howson 
to he sent to 



Present 

Edward Harrison Esa K . 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Govern". & Presid 1 . 
Henry Davenport. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
Richard Hunt. 



The President reads his acco'. Cash for the month of August, ballance being 
pagodas fifty six thousand one hundred and three twenty fannarus and four cash. 

A petition was read for farming the toddy \v oh is as eiitred after this Consul- 
tation, the consideration of which is deferr'd till due enquiry can be made. 

Order'd that Cap'. Howson Joseph Paddle and Jn°. Jones be dispatched to ffort 
\\ David. 



a Doctors 
mate enter- 
tain'd. 



H Davenport 
pays pags. 
1000. 

Acoot. ot a 
barbarous 
murder 
committed at 
ffort St. 
David, 



Orderd that twenty chests of Syrash wine be for with sent to ffort S'. David and 
ten to Vizagapat™. to supply them for this season. 

Having no Doctors mate to officiate in the hospitall and one George Stevens 
offering his service to act in said employ, agreed he be entertaind as Doctors 
second mate at the usuall pay with the accustomary allowances. 

Henry Davenport for Robert Riworth late Sea Customer pay's into the R c . 
Hon ble . Companys cash pagodas one thousand on that account. 

Just now received a Gener 11 . Letter from the Deputy Govern 1 " &c a . Councill of 
ffort S'. David dated the 7 th ins* acquainting us of a barbarous murder committed by 
Jn°. Vanbashaysen dutchman on the body of Thomas Parsons serjant a relation of 
which is entred after this Consultation. 

the Criminaii Order'd that the Criminall and his aceompliee be sent up hither by the first 

orderd np. Conveyance in order to their triall. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw". Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
William Warrr. 
Rich d . Hunt. 



Diary and Consultation Boo/c, 1711 117 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

To thk HoN liU: . Einv n . Harrison Esq k . 

PRESID 1 & GOVERN*. OF FFORT S T . GEORGE 

for Affairs of the It 1- Hon bl \ United. 
English East India Company &c\ Counclll. 

The HDM nTE . petition of Hupullopo Narran 

Sheweth. 

That your petitioner humbty request" your Hon 1 '. &e a . Gentlemen to appoint 
him toddy farmer of this place, Tondore and Triplicane, that no toddy may be 
bought or sold in any of these places but by your petitioner, or by his order for 
which priviledge he'l allow the Hon ble . Company five hundred pagodas & annum and 
pay the mony proportionable every month. 

The toddy drawers generally buy eight Juggs for a fanam, and sell it again at 
the rate of three Juggs for a fanam, so your petitioner humbly requests he may con- 
stantly have eight Juggs for a fanam, and accordingly sell three Juggs for a fanam 
in any place ho may think most Convenient if your Hon 1 '. &c\ approves of this pro- 
posal!, desire you'd grant a Cowle for the same for ten years. 

And your petitioner 
as in duty bound shall 
every pray &c ;i . 

An account of the murther o? Thomas Parsons Sekjant by Jacob 
VANBASHAYSON Centinell, one of the Bengall men, but at present 

BELONGING TO CaP t . PiOACH's PARTY. 

Jn°. Kirk Jn°. Buck and Abraham Clark belonging to Cap'. Vivers Company at 
Cuddalore by his permission came to the ffort to visit some of their Comrades, 
particularly Thomas Parsons who had the command of the party at Tevenepatam 
Gate, on meeting him they went in Company to a punch house near the said gate, 
where they found severall more of their vocation drinking, but being none of their 
acquaintance they passed by 'em saluting them with their usuall Ceremony, good 
morrow to yee Brothers, and so went into another yard, where they stay'd no longer 
than to drink a dram each man, and then were returning, when Jacob Vanbashay- 
son a Dutchman without any manner of provocation given attackt the said Serjant 
Thomas Parsons with his naked sword, and struck him severall blows over his head 
w ch . without giveing him time to defend himself from, he immediately seconded with 
a thrust into his body, on which he immediately fell, Jn°. Kirk abovemention'd was 
the person next to the Serjant who the said Jacob Vanbashayson attacqued in the 
same manner he did Parsons, but seeing the fate attended him he defended himself 
so well w th . his sword (which was not drawn) that tho he cut his scabbard in six 
places, and made severall thrusts at him, yet he received no harm, but had certainly 
been murther'd, bad not Jn°. Buck stept in to his Assistance, who immediately 
coller'd Jacob Vanbashayson and seiz'd his sword w <h . notwithstanding he drew 
through his hand and gave him some stroaks over the head, and at last made a stabb at 
him which just touching his thigh, for safety of his life he was obliged to Quitt his hold, 
when the said Jacob Vanbashayson still pursued him and to save his life, having no 
weapon, he was forc'd to dodge him round some pillars w cb . were in the yard, till he 
found an oppertunily to go out of the door, which he immediately embraced, but as 
he was going over the threshold was prevented by Derrick Johnson who pulled him 
back by the Coat and likewise knockt down Jn°. Kirke, by this time the guard from 
Tevenepatam came and made the two Dutchmen prisoners, tho they resisted some 
time with sword in band before they would surrender, and the murderer was so 
very desperate for fear of condign punishment, that had he not been bound, he 
would open breasted have run upon the Bayonetts on the muzell of the guards 
peicee. 

1711—30 



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___fOfir ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

Jacob Vanbasliayson say's nothing more in his defence thau that he was drunk 
and knew not what he did, that he had no malice at all against the Serjant, and 
repented sincerely of the fact, notwithstanding as he had imbrued his hands in a 
fellow souldiers blood, he thought he deserv'd to die, but begg'd if we could not be 
mereifull, as he had good relations (th6 he now was no more than a Centinell) that 
he might not die the death of a Rogue, but a Soldier, and be shot to death by a file 
or two of men of the party he belong'd to. 

Dsrrick Johnson who was with him is a fellow that has been publiekly scourg- 
ed at Batavia, and wears the cross on his back, he denys he was accessary to the 
murder, and that he only interfeer'd when he knookt Kirk down to part the persons 
engaged, but all Circumstances make the Contrary appear, and show's his incli- 
nations as good, but it was not in his power to commit as heynous a crime as his 
Coinpauion. 

Thomas Parsons was brought speechless into the ffort, but at that Juncture 
more oecasiond by liquor than his wound, the Doctor had some hopes at first, but 
in six hours, they ended with the fellows life, upon opening his body we found 
the wound very near direct down, and that the sword had penetrated his midriff and 
wounded severall of his gutts. 

This is what the three persons first named have declared upon oath before the 
Deputy Govern 1, . and Councill. 



1^ OKT 

Srp\ 



S T . David. 
7 rH 1711. 



Tho : Gray, Sec e 



10 Ship Cagaria saild for Pegu. 

Kee'd a Gen 11 . Letter from the Gen 11 , and Councill of Bombay dated the 22 nd . 

June. 
U Dispatch'd a Gen 11 . Letter to the Cheif and Councill of Yizagapatam of this 

days date. 
12 ' Dispatch'd a Gener 11 . Letter to the Dep ty . Govern 1 '. &c\ Councill of ffort S'. 

David. 



Att a Consultation 



Thiesday 
13 



Henry Smith 
diBoharg'd 
the eervioe. 





Present 


Edward Harrison 


EsoA Gov". & Presid 1 . 


Thomas Frederick. 


Henry Davenport. 


William Martin. 


Edw d . Bulkley. 


William Jennings. 


Bern". Benyon. 


William Warre. 


Eichard Hunt. 



The new 
pallankeen t( 
be fitted for 
ye. PreBidt. 



William Martin late Warehoused, pays into the R\ Hon ble . Comp a . Cash 
pagodas three thousand on acco*. goods sold. 

M r . Henry Smith writer petitions to lay down the R'. Hon ble . Companys Service 
& go for England, as entred after this Consultation. 

Agreed that since his arrivall he has been continually sick and little or no 
hopes of his being able to serve the Comp a . or himself in this Climate and further 
considering that we abound in useless persons that put our masters to a great 
expence order'd that he have leave to lay down, and to take his passage upon the 
Hallifax for Europe. 

The Presid ts . pallankeen that was made by Agent Masters being very old and 
rotten 

Order'd that the new pallankeen begun by Gov 1 '. Pitt be fitted up with Silver 
and finish'd for the Govern 1 ^, use. 



Diary and Consultation Hook, 1711 



119 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

Taking into Consideration the scarcity of grain and want of severail other 
things at ffort S 1 . David by which they may be iu danger of submitting to the 
enemy's terms by necessity. 

Agreed to hire the ship Essex burthen one hundred tons now in the road, and 
to dispatch her immediately with wheat paddy &c a . provisions. 

Agreed w th . the owners of the said ship to give them two hundred pagodas for 
the said expedition, but if she makes any freight back the same to be deducted out 
of the two hundred pagodas. 

That the Deputy Govern 1 ', and Councill be instructed to sell the paddy, so that 
the sending it may be no charge to the Company. 

, M 1 '. Richard Skingle quandam Deputy Govern', of the West Coast gave in a 
petition as entred after this Consultation wherein he desires he may have leave to 
go home for England upon the Hallifax, and demands payment of a bill of Dollars 
one thousand paid into the Hon ble .Comp a .Cash in the days of Mess rB . Crop and 
Hoyle, allso for wine and stores formerly spent during his Government on that 
Coa9t. 

The said M r . Skingle was called in and the President acquainted him that, we 
cou'd not consent to his going home till the Jane arrives on which ship come his 
accusers, that we should then give him a full Charge and require his answer thereto. 
And as for his demands as aforesaid they having been rejected formerly for 
reasons entred in Consultation Decemb 1 '. 22 fl . 1710 by the then Preside and Councill 
he was told that we could say no more to the matter till we shall have his answer 
to what our Hon ble . Masters have laid to his charge. 



the Es8 e x 
hired for ffoit 
Si. Da-fid. 



the U. G. & 
Councill to 
Bell the 
paddy. 

Mi'. Skingle 
petitions for 
leave to go 
on the Halli- 
fax for 
England, 
as likewise for 
1000 dollrs. 

So liherty 
granted him 
till the Jane 
arrives. 



reieoted for 
the 1000 
dollrs. for 
reasons given 
hy the late 
Preeidt & 
Counoill. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho: Prederiok. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings 
William Warre. 
Eich d - Hunt. 
To the Hon ble - Enw'" Harrison Esa B : 
Presid t - & Govern" of 
Port S t - Geokge &c A - Councill. 
The humble petition of Henry Smith. 
Sheweth 

That your humble petitioner not having enjoy' d his health since his arrivall in 
India, and now having an opportunity to embarque for England humbly desires your 
Hon T ' &c a - Councill would permit him to lay down the Hon 1 ' 10 Comp a - Service and 
your petitioner as in duty bound. 

will ever pray. 

To the Hon b,e - Enw D - HARRisoN Esa R - 
Govern"- &c\ Councill of Port 
S T - Geokge. 

Hon bie - S 1 '- &c A - 

Having done whatever lay in my power to satisfie the Companys demands (after 
they having seized all I had in the world) by giving a bill on my attornys for the 
ballance thereof w ch the Hon ,,le : the Govern 1 ' & Councill were pleas'd to accept of, all 
w ch with the additionall misfortune of being cast away iu my passage hither reduced 
my poor Circumstances to necessity of taking up credit in all places so that am now 
necessitated to entreat the favour of your Hon 19 - &c a - permission for a passage on 
the Hallifax having not werewith to subsist any longer here without starving, 



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15 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

I allso entreat your Hon ls , &c u ' to take into consideration the accompanying notes 
w clu I have actually paid on the R 1, Hon ble ' Company's acoo' that I may be able to 
clear myself of the shoar and defray my expences. 

The R'- Hon bk '' Company allso had of me while at Bencoolen 

Three Chests of claret q k 12 dozen each at dollars 7 ^> dozen prime ^ Doll s * 
Cost ' ... ... ... ... ... .../ 252 

Three chests of stout q f 12 dozen each at dollars 5 ^ dozen ... 180 

Bight silver spoons lost at the Comp as table w oh leave to valuation. 

All w f ' h I never received one Cash for nor was it brought to my credit. 1 allso 
left in the hands of the Govern 1 ' and Councill there a list of goods debts all sign'd 
by the debtors hands to the amo f of four thousand odd hundred dollars of which 
Cap t- Phrip brought nine hundred to account since when have heard nothing from 
thence therefore begg your Hon 1 ' &c : '. would please (when opportunity offers) to 
give your orders relating thereto that it may be remitted to me or my order, pre- 
suming on your goodness to pardon this trouble & begging youd please to Comi 
serate my miserable Circumstances I crave leave to subscribe mvself 

Hon ble S r &C". 
Madras Sep 1 '- 13 1 " L71L Your most obedient hum bIe Serv 1 - 

Richard Skingle. 

Ship Ponibiapau saild for Pegu. 

Ship Sallamutte Russu saild for d° 

Ship Nashee saild to d\ 

Ship Mairaaid Henry Wyatt Commander arrived from Persia. 

Maddapollam Yatch arrived from Sort S l - David by whom rec'd a General! 
Letter from the Dep' y - Govern'- &c a - Council! dated y e [lacuna] ins u and likewise 
the two Officers formerly ordered up. 

Dispatchd Gen" Letter to the Dep ty - Govern 1 '- & Councill of ffort 8'- David of 
this days date. 

Dispatch' d Gen 1L Letter to the Dep ,v - Govern 1 - & Councill of ffort S 1 - David. 

Received Gen 11 - Letter from the Dep tv - Govern 1 '- & Councill of ffort S r - David 
dated 17 th ins*- 



Att a Consultation 



Present 



Monday 
17 



Jourull. 
poells read. 

Henry 
Davenport 
pays into 
cash P 1000. 
Win Martin 
reads his 
aoeo'. 

Jho. Burnil] 

made 

Ensign. 



Madera 
pilla Persia 
Interpreter 
ertertaind 



Edward Harrison Esq r 
Thomas Eeedbrick. 
William Martin. 
William Jknnings. 
William Wabre. 



Govern 11 & Peesid 1 - 

Henry Dayenpet. 
Edw d - Bvlkley. 
Been 1 '- Brnyon. 
Rich 11 - Hunt. 



The accomp'- reads his Joumall pareells for the month of July. 

Henry Davenport for Robert Raworth late sea Customer pays into the R'. 
Hon bIe - Companys Cash pagodas one thousand on that acco'- 

W™ Martin Sea Customer readsihis Sea Customers account for last month. 

Having never an Ensign fit to do duty in this garrison we have entertain'd 
M" John Purnell late Ensign at Bombay who came hither on acco' of his health, a 
person very well skilld in drawing and has some knowledge in ffortifi cation. 

An order of Consultation having been made in June 1710 for the entertaining 
one Madera pilla Persia interpreter purposely to teach such of the Companys Servants 
as are willing to apply themselves to that language, but nothing further done therein 
till this time, and the poor man having waited in expectation of employ without any 
allowance. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 121 

FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

Agreed that he be now entred at five pagodas 3jj> month to teach as many young £ t6pi t 
gentlemen as shall be hereafter appointed and that in Consideration of his loss of teaohthe 
time by attendance he be tasherif'd. y° u ?& me " 

* persia. 

The paragraph of the Generall letter from the Hon ble - Court of Directors by the ° f h ™ d h d f ore 
last shipping relateing to the Churches of Cuddalore taken into consideration and taken into 
the Secretary orderd to search the Consultations for what the late President and "ion 8 ." 1 " 11 
Council did in that affair. 

The Duans Sons returning to their Father after a stay of about ten dayes in orETfor 
this place, and beleiving they may be serviceable to us by their Interest with him its the Duans 
agreed that we present them to the value of about Eighty to One Hundred pago- 80n ' 
das. 

Orderd that the Warehoused eeper and Kitty Karrau with the Mullah doe make * he \ a r re " 
a sortment for the foresaid sum of things most acceptable. Warranto 



make ye 
sortment 



Cornapa Chittee late renter of Egmore &c a ' new Towns pays into the R u Hon bIe - chrUe P pay 8 
Companies Cash pagodas One thousand on that account being iu part for the time iooo P a g *. 
he acted by M 1 '. Erasers single order without a Cowie. into oaeh ' 

Erlapa &c a . Tobacco and Beetle Farmers pay into the R>. Hon ble . Companies \^°° B pays 
Cash pag s . Five Hundred eighty three and twelve fanams on that account. pa 583 : 12 

The change of the Monsoon drawing near and the ship Jane not arrivd' we Sa \ t P. etre , 
begin to be in some pain for the "West Coast affairs and taking into consideration laden f or the 
that in M 1 '. Jeremiah Harrisons Ace 1 remains deliverd iu here at his return there is w est Coast, 
no salt petre mention'd we are apprehensive that when the Europe ships arrive they 
may be forced to send them over hither for Kintlage which would infallibly occasion 
their loss of this season we have agreed to loade as much peter and Redwood upon 
the Elizabeth Gaily bound to Batavia as she can conveniently take in paying pagoda 
%> baa; for the salt petre and nothing for the Redwood. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho. Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw u . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern". Benton. 

William Warre. 

Rich". Hunt. 

Arrived a Sloop from Trincombar. W 

Dispatchd a Gen 11 . Letter to the Dep tv . Govern 1 "- & Councill of ffort 8*. David of 19 

this days date. 

Rec'd a Gen 11 Letter from the l)ep ty . Govern 1 '. & Councill of ffort 8'. David dated — 

the 17 th . 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

Ei>w n . Harrison Esq". Gov". & Pkesid 1 '. Thirsday 

Thomas Frederick. Henrv Davenport. 20 

William Martin. Edw d . Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern" Benyon. 

William Warre. Rich". Hunt. 



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Records of Fort Si. George 



Letter from 
Ft. a*. David 
r«ad.' 



The oharge 
against Capt 
Viver & 
Ensign 
Williams 
read. 



A Sloop 
hired to ply 
between this 
piaoe & Port 
St. David. 



The Vessel to 
be laden with 
Arraok and 
paddy. 

The Surgeon 

of ship 

Hallifax 

delivers 

in a petition 

complaining 

agst his 

CapJ. 

The Be cry to 

aoquaint 

Capt. 

Hudson. 



Letter from 
Jaffnepatarn 
read 



Mr. Warre 

and ye. 

Secry. 

to enquire 

into ye. 

niattiv. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

Generall letter from the Dep tv . Govern 1 ", and Council of Fort S*. David dated the 
17 th Instant was read acquainting us that according to our former orders they had 
sent up the Lievetenant and Ensign that were found drunk upon their guard at 
Cuddalore and likewise that they had drawn a bill of Exchange onus for 
Two huudred and sixty nine payable to Thomas Frederick. 

Agreed that the said bill be paid. 

Leivtenant Viver and Ensign Williams being sent for up and the 
against them being read by the Secretary, they were asked by the President what 
they had to say in their vindication, who making many frivolous excuses, but at 
last confessing their crime and begging pardon were orderd to withdraw and the 
President offVrd to the board as follows that the Military in generall under this 
Precidency are by slack disipline for the past two years become so intolerably 
sottish and disorderly that tis high time a reformation should be made for the security 
of our Settlements and the Hou ble , Companies Estate committed to our charge. 

The barbarous murther latley committed on Serjeant Parsons by a drunken Dutch 
man at Fort S'. David is testimony sufficient to what a height of insolence matters 
are grown and tis well known that M r . Farmer when Dep ty . Govern 1, . durst not go 
out of the Fort for fear the guard should shoot him as he pass'd the gate. 

Add to these instances the daily disorders of drunkeness in this Garrison which 
tb6 severly punish 'd yett the seeds still remain and the cure is not thoroughly perfected. 

If the Officers themselves whose business it is by strictness of discipline and 
good examples to preserve their command and keep their people within the bounds 
of their duty, if they shall be found dead drunk upon their posts in a time of service 
when surrounded by the Enemy what can be expected but ruin and destruction to 
the affairs of those that employ them. 

Offerd further that this crime in our European Armies is puuish'd in a capitall 
manner and than the question was putt and unanimously agreed that Leivtenant 
Viver and Ensign "Williams be cashierd & that Captain Viver doe prepare to go for 
England by the Hallifax. 

Having great occasion for a small sloop to ply between this place and Fort S'. 
David till the monsoon breaks up in order to supply them with what stores they 
want and fetch grain from the neighbouring parts. We have hired a small Vessell 
call'd the Mary that sails incomparable well burthen thirty tons at thirty pag a . 
<jj* month for that service. 

Orderd that the said Vessell be immediately laden w th . Arrack and paddy 
and sent away to Fort S*. David. 

Oliver Colt Surgeon of Ship Hallifax delivers in a petition as enter'd after this 
Consultation complaining against Cap'. Hudson for refusing him entrance on board 
his Ship, the said Colt requests leave he may go down to Bengali in order to proceed 
from thence to Europe,having not where withall to subsist the said Cap', detaining 
his goods on board as usuall with deserters. 

Orderd that the Secretary doe aoquaint Cap'. Hudson with his Doctors petition 
and demand his reasons for not permitting his Doctor to act on board his ship and 
what provision he has made for tfte security of the R'. Hon Ma . Comp as . estate aboard 
his Ship in case he should meet with an Enemy. 

Letter from Jaffnepatarn to M r . Jeremiah Harrison late Sup r .Vizor of the West 
Coast was read demanding payment of one hundred Dollers or fifty pagodas due 
from him for Sloop hire in helping the Ship Sherebourn from the Shoal of Molly 
wally when she was aground. 

Orderd that M r . Warre and the Secretary doe enquire into this matter and 
make their report. 



W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Waebe. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen : Davenpokt. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 



Diary and Consultation Buuk, 1711 123 

FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

To the Hon bie Edw d . Harrison Esq". 
President and Govern", of Fort 
S T . George &c k . Council. 

The Humble Petition of Oliver Colt. 
Sheweth 

Whereas Cap'. Henry Hudson lias declared to his people on board that your 
petition 1 ', has ruu away and deserted the service of his Ship and at the same time has 
given positive orders to his Officers upon no x^ccouut to suffer your petition 1 ' >s . Admit- 
tance into the ship to his duty there, notwithstanding your petition 1 ', had permission 
to come ashoar at the desire of Cap 1 . Raymond to attend him in his late indisposition, 
besides it being known to all the Gentlemen and Inhabitants of the place that your 
petition 1 ', has never absconded nor absented himself since the ships Arrivall at this 
Port, and whereas he has not only made the same declaration &c ra . as will appear by 
the Wittnesses attestation, which your petition 1 ', humbly begs may have a reading 
-before Your Hon 1 '. &c ia . but has also denied him his effects and necessarys without 
which he can't subsist, has forbid his people corresponding with your petitioner 
threatening to leave such Corresponded behind as well as Your Petition'., who 
humbly begs your Hon 1 ' 8 . &c a ' s . protection, and submitts himself to your Hon r ' s . dis- 
posall, hopeing Your Hon r . &c a . will make provision for the safety and security of 
your prisoner who f*s in duty Bound. 

Will ever pray &c\ 

Dispatch'd a generall letter to the Dep t7 . Govern 7 , and Council of Fort S\ David 21. 
of this day's date. 

Dispatch'd d°. of this day's date to d°. 22. 

Receiv'd a Generall Letter from the Dep iy . Govern 1 ', and Council of Fort S l . — 
David dated the 20 th Ins 1 . 

Ship S'. Andrew Thomas Greenhaugh Master arriv'd iu this road from Bombay 23. 
by whom receiv'd a generall letter from the Generall and Council dated the 24 th August. 

Receiv'd a Generall Letter from the Dep tv . Govern 1 ', and Council of Fort S'. 24 « 
David dated 23 d Instant. 

Ship Golden Lyon Arriv'd in this Road from Porto Novo. — 



Att a Consultation 

V resent Monday 

The Hon ble Edw d . Harrison EsqA Gov". & Presid t . 24th - 

Thomas Fredfru:k. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. Richard Huns, 

Generall letter from the Generall and Council of Bombay dated the 24 th August Letter from 
was read wherein they request that we would seiz on William .Keble Master of Ship ;f u ™^ n r | f d 
William for breaking his orders in not proceeding to Bombay but Touching at Cochin directions 
and landing part of the Freighter's Sugar, and comeing from thence to this place with wiiihm e & ' P 
a Cargo of pepper on his own Account. ye. Master of 

The said Keble being sent for and ask'd severall questions by the President Capt Kebie 

relateing to his proceedings in the Voyage more particularly his landing the foresaid "ebTes" 

sugar & coming hither, and his reasons for so doing, he answer'd that there was a i-**?™ 'or 

great scarcity of provissions, by which means he cou'd not subsist, and as to the hither? 
taking out the sugar, he found by the lateness of the season that was no possibility 
of gaining his passage to Bombay, and thought it more for the interest of his 
employers to proceed to Madrass in hopes of getting freight rather than to continue 
there at a dead charge & therefore took out the sugar to make room. 

Then those that have freighted on the said ship at this place to whom Keble had Thefreight- 

signd bills of lading were sent for and asked by the President whether they were ITm™ pro*' 

willing that he shoud proceed the voyage as Cap f . or if they had rather have any ° e ed a ^ e if 

other person, readily answer'd they lik'd the man very well. th&yfare 

willing who, 
oonsented. 



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The charge 
against him, 
heing the 
design of 
malice, 

He's orderd to 
Continue 
Capt. & an 
ahle person 
to he Agent 
of sd. fchip 
giving a 
bond for his 
good 

behaviour of 
6,0U0 pagB. 
The Secretary 
& register of 
Court prose- 
cute Capt. 
How. 

& deliver in 
an accot. 
Currt, of the 
estate. 
Capt. How 
orderd to pay 
the balla. 

Dootor Jolly 
entertaind 
Dootor of 
Sort St. 
David. 



Fear of the 
Hallifax's 
going dead 
freighted. 

Agreed to 
buy a quan- 
tity of white 
pepper now 
offering of 
about 20 
oandy. 

Skingle deli- 
vers in a 
petition 
desires leave 
to go for 
Europe. 

WeU is 
denied him 
till he clears 
himself of the 
charge 
against him. 
Agreed to 
write to the 
Bay to 
freight salt 
petre on the 
Dolbin for 
the West 
Coast. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

The greatest part of what Cap*. Keble is charg'd with seeming to be the rnaLice 
of some ill designing person to get him turnd out of his employ in hopes of obtain- 
ing the same, & the said Keble being very willing to go for Bombay to justifie 
himself on any terms we think fit. 

Its therefore agreed he continues as Cap', and that we pitch upon an able person 
to proceed the voyage as Agent of said ship & cargo the said Keble giving a bond 
of five thousand pagodas for his good behaviour, and to obey all such orders as he 
shall receive from the foresaid Agent and that the cheif and second mate be sworn to 
obev such orders likewise as they shall receive from the Agent during this present 
voyage to Bombay. 

The Secretary and register of the Court who were orderd in Consultation dated 
7 th ins', to prosecute Cap 1 . William How acquaint us that they had proceeded upon 
the matter, and deliver in an acco'. Currant of the Estate of William Lee deceas'd w oh . 
was produced in Court by Cap 1 . William How attorny to the said William Lee and 
sworn to w ch . is as entred after this consultation, And further that the court had 
condemn'd the said How to pay the ballance. 



The Deputy Govern 1 ', and Councill of ffort S'. David having acquainted us in 
theirs dated the 20 th ins 1 , that Doctor Jolly who went down hence purely on account 
of their present troubles was willing to be entertaind in the K'. Hon ble . Comp. 
Service, he the said Jolly being known to be a sober man and skillfull in his buisness, 
its agreed he be entertaind as surgeon of said place w th . the usual pay and 
allowances. 

On consideration that we are not sure of any bales coming timely for the Hallifax 
from ffort S\ David, and that there is some fear of her going dead freighted unless we 
will run the hazard of the monson with great part of her cargo aboard which we can 
by no means think adviseable. 

Agreed to buy up any goods y'- we can find fit for the Europe market to fill the 
said ship, and a parcell of white pepper being offer'd (w th - the President acquaints 
the board pay's no more oustome than black pepper) agreed for the same being 
about twenty Candy at pagodas twenty four ^j> Candy andorder'd the Warebousekeep 1 ' 
do take it aboard in baggs. 

M r . .Richard Skingle delivers in a petition as entred after this Consultation 
wherein he requests leave to go for Europe on ship Hallifax. 



Considering the heavy charge against him by the R'. Hon ble . Comp*. & his 
accusers daily expected on the Jane we cannot consent thereto, till such time as he 
has eDdeavour'd to clear himself of what alledged against him, 

For the same reasons mentiond in consultation of the 17 th ins'. It is agreed 
that we write to the Bay to put one thousand to fiveteen hundred baggs of salt petre 
on board the Dolben bound for Batavia, if he will undertake to deliver them for a 
moderate freight at Benooolen in his way. 

Cap'. Hudson delivers in his answer to his surgeons petition as entred after this 
consultation. 



Tbe Seoretary 
acquaints the 
hoard wth 
Hudsons 
reasons for 
refusing his 
Doctor. 



The Secretary acquaints the boaid that according to order be had been w m . 
Cap'. Hudson to know his reasons for refusing his Doctor to act in his employ, and 
what provision he had made for the security of the R*. Hon ble . Company's Estate in 
case he shou'd meet w'\ an enemy, his answer was that he was well satisfied with 
the Ability of his mate, & that he could not answer to carry a man who had severall 
times declared that he would neither give him or his family Physick, and that the 
Doctor had likewise declared he eou'd not answer for his own behaviour. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 125 

FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

Pa. 
William Warre rentall Generall pays into Cash 1605 : 8 on account of what ren tii. a gene- 
collected for quitt rent &c a . viz : rail payB into 

"°8h pa 1605 



Quitt rent— ... ... ... ... ... P 1452 4 - 

duty— ... ... ... ... 153 4 - 

1605 8 - 



H on yt 
aoeot. 



being the amo'. of what he received of M 1 '. W m . Jennings late Collector. 

William Warre does likewise acquaint as that there if standing out to he collect- foq^ntB 6 

ed on the quit rent role for three years to the l 9t Sep 1 '. 1708 pagodas seven hundred the board 

eighteen six fanhams and that from that time to the primo ins 1 , no demands have 0Tl t' atan g 



That there is allso remaining of the scavengers duty to be collected from the 1 st . rtZJj d 
January 1707 to the ult° December 17 10 pagodas five hundred thirty six twentv six 
fanhams and twenty cash. 

Agreed that the said W m . Warre do collect what possible of the aforesaid ^erUto 
remains, and lay before us an account of such persons as are not able to pay & in Colleot w»h. 
the new rent role he Collect for three years from 1708 to the primo September 1711. J 1 e ^ 9ibl9 

Henry Davenport warehoused reads his warehouse account for last month. warehoused, 

reads his 
aooot. 

Henry Davenport for Eobert Ra worth late Sea Customer pays into the R'. H Daven _ ort 
Hon ble . Comp a . Cash pagodas one thousand on that account. for r. 

Ra worth pay* 
into oash 

Order'd that Joseph Machado be entertaind to serve as a soldier in this garrison. 
Edward Bulkley paymaster reads his paymasters acco'. for last month viz*. 

Charges garrison ... .. ... ... 

Dyett and allowances- ... 
Diet and stores laid in — 
Charges Generall — 
ffortifioations & re pairs- 
Charges Cattle — 
Charges Extraordinary — 
Fort S*. David— ' ... 
Yizagapatam faotory — 
Priaman Settlement — ... 
Brass ordnance — 
Egmore redoubt — 



1462: 





344- 


23 


468: 


25 


470: 


35 


366: 


27 


77: 


10 


160: 


7 


48: 


15 


24: 


6 


4: 


16 


1: 


— 


31: 


21 



3460 



aooot. 



The President reads his mint account for last month and delivers into the ware- p reei( it. reads 
house acco'. Coinage of silver Rupees five hundred sixty seven thousand viz. his mint 

Rupees 49^51: 9 — y e ball . of coinage by the late President. 
D". 90548 : 7 — coinage of silver & Dartmouth. 

D°. 2 0000 .' - — D°. ffi Iiartmouth & Aurengzub. 

D°. 217000 : — - D\ acco*. d°. 

567000 



Bernard Benyon Storek r . reads his Storek". acco'. for last month. 
Orderd that pag". 1583:12 be advanced Edw d .Bulkley paymaster to defray 
Charges garrison. 



126 



Records of Fort St.. George 



- FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711- 



25. 
27. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 

ElHV D . BtJLKLEY. 

W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benton. 
William Warre. 
Eich d . Hunt. 

Dispatoh'd a Gen 11 . Letter to the Deputy Govern r . & Councill of this days date 
advices to Negaptm & Trincornb 1 '. 
Dispatoh'd letter to d° ty Country Boat. 



Sep". 17 th : 1711. 



D r .The Estate of M a . W M . 

To a Copy of the Copy of 
M r . Lees will written 
and attested by the Regis- 
ter the copy being sent 
to the two sisters of 
M'. W m . Lee 

To what paid the Charges 
of the Court and Copies 
of severall papers taken 
out as ffl account sign'd 
by the register 

To Gomission on 10318 
pag 8 . 19 fa. at 5 ^ 0*. 
as customary to charge 
on all deceas'd mens 
estate. 

To Ballance due from me 
to the Estate 



Lee deceasd 
Pag 8 , fa. c. 



8: 11 



.515: 31 



9793: 25 - 



10318: 19 



P 8109 : 11 — 



61: 16 



The Estate of M. e . W m . Lee deceas'd C" 
By 7094 Chequeens rec'd 

from S r . George Matthews 

command 1 , of the great 

London sold M r . ffrancis 

& Jn°. Cooke 
By Abasses rec'd of d°. 

Cap*. Matthews 370 made 

in the mint here 204 

Eupees at 332 Bup'. ty 

100 pagodas ... 
By Promt and 

Lossgain'don 

1300 pagodas 

lent M r . An- 
drew Phanes- 

tile to Persia 

at 30 #" Cent 

Respond" ... 390: — — 
By ditto gaind 

on 2000 sent 

at Respon d * 

of the Danes 

Europe ship 

to Persia at 

30 ^ Cent. 600: 

By ditto gain'd 

on 2000 

Las sent 
Cap*. 

Boddams ship 
pa. fa. 

at 37 32 

<#? Cent 

advance is ... 757 : 28 — 
By ditto gain'd 

on a 1000 

pag*. lent M r . 

Isaac Abend- 
ana to Manhila. 400 : 



2147: 28 -* 
10318: 19 — 



Errors Excepted. 

W. William How. 



Vera Oopia. 

John Legg Register. 



/Man/ and Consultation Boo'c, 1711 127 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

To the Hon bl1! . Edw 1 '. Harrison Esq,*. 
Govern". &o\ Council oe ffort S t . 
George. 

Hon bdb . S E . &c\ 

I am sorry my unhappy disposition shou'd oblige me to give this interruption 
to your more importunate affairs, but finding my illness to increase very much upon 
me as the Doctor can inform you, and but little or no hopes of recovery most humbly 
intreat the favour of your Hon r . &e\ to permit me a passage on the Hallifax for 
England this my request being on account of my life and health w c \ if your Hon r . 
&e . will please to grant said favour shall ever be registred in the memory of 
Madras 
Sep r . 24 1B . 1711. 

Hon ble . S r . &o l . 

Tour most Obedient hum ble . Serv'. 
Richard Skingle. 

To the Hon ble . Edward Harrison 

Esg e . Presid 1 '. & Govern 11 , of ffort. 
S T . George &c\ Councill. 

S RS . 

I have had the perusall of my late Surgeons Petition wherein he setts forth that 
he has made his appearance along side the ship but it was twenty days after I had 
sent my Purser twice to him to go aboard telling him that there was severall people 
sick, w ch . he denied and would not go, I let him alone for some day's and finding he 
would not go on board and taking no notice of me whenever he s[aw] me I sent my 
purser to him the 3 d . time to tell him that since he had so often disobeyd my Com- 
mands that I was forced to prick him run on the ships books, and that I could not 
in Justice to my Owners and self keep such people that will not be under Command, 
it was after all this he made his appearance along side, now if this is not fairly 
running away from a ship I am still at a loss to know what running away from a 
ship is if my answer was not required so soon I should have sent your Hon 1 '. &c a . an 
afadavid of my purser w ch . deliver'd all these messages besides I have from under his 
haud that he would not warrant for his behaviour aboard and that he would not take 
any care of me nor my family this I refer to your Hon 1 '. &c a if you think I have not 
reason to do as I have done, as to the delivering his necessarys &c\ he being a 
deserter it's out of my power I am 
Port S T . George 
24 ih 8ep*. 1711. Hon bIe . S 1 '. &o a . 

Tour most obedient hum ble . Servant 
Hen : Hudson. 



Ati a Consultation 
Present 
The Hon b,e . Edw d . Harrison Esa E . Gov K . & Presid t . ^th" 

Thomas Frederick Hen. Devenport. 

William Martin. Edw d . Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern 11 . Benyon. 

William Warre. Rich\ Hunt. 

Generall Letter from the Deputy Govern 1 . & Councill of ffort S' David dated the ^gj^fi 

23 d ins 1 , was read acquainting us of the arnvall of two ships in Pondicherry road inPondi- 

w (h . they beleive to be the S*. Maloes men so long expected. oherry - 

Agreed that we dispatch w"'. all expedition advices for our expected shipping to ^ d ^ oe !^_ nt 

be lods'd both at Negapatam and Triucombar. tamand Pa 

° Trinoombar. 



128 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711 

Mr. coiiin- M r . James Collinson merch f . in this place a sober person, and acquainted with 

shi^Wm ° n the Surat trade offering his service to go on the ship William to take care of her to 

Bombay, we have accepted him and agreed that he be rewarded with five hundred 

pagodas on his arrivall there, 
the mates The mates of the William were sworn before us and the Cap 1 , sign'd the bond 

for five thousand pagod s . 
genii. Letter Order'd that a generall Letter be drawn up & the ship dispatchd pursuant to an 

w up ' order of Consultation dated the 24 th ins'. 
f 1 ' W d r ii * ■^ 1- Warre and the secretary deliver in their report as entred after this 

in yr.' report. 1 " Consnlt". concerning the mony demanded of M r . Jeremiah Harrison from Jaffna - 

patam being fivety pagodas for the Oompanys sloops lent to save the ship Sherbourn. 
ymony Order'd that the mony be paid and thanks returnd to the government of Jaffna- 

pd. the Govt 3 , patam and Columbo for their freindly Assistance, and their moderation in the 
of jafnapa- charges, w eh . ought to have been done long agoe by the former President, for these 

are uncommon favours from the Dutch in Iadia. 
the Sher- Orderd that the mony be cbarg'd to the ship Sherbourn's account and mention'd 

bourn to be . , , ■ -, ,, T , , J x 

oharg'd wth. in the Generall Letter. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw b . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern*. Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Rich d . Hunt. 

25 Ship Golden Lyon arrived in this road from Trine ombar. 

dispatch'd a generall Letter to the Dep ty . Govern r . &o a . Councill of this days 
date. 

To the Hon bie . Edw d . Harrison, Esq*. 
Presid t . & Govern*, of Fort 
S T . George &c a . Councill. 

Hon ble . S e . &c a . 

According to your Hon r . &c !l . orders we have examined the consultations, and 
find the 4 th December last pagodas one hundred twenty two was paid M r . Harrison 
for his charges in getting hither after the misfortune of ship Sherbourn but no 
mention made of the present demand from Jaffnaoatam, w oh . with submission the 
owners of said ship ought to be charg'd with we are. 

Fort S 1 . George Hon ble . S 1 '. &c a . 

Sep 1 , 25 th . 1711. Tour Obed\ hurn ble . Serv ts . 

William Warre. 

Joseph Smart. 



Fridat 

28. 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

The Hon blb . Edw d . Harrison Esa E . Gov\ & Prbsid 1 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern" : Benyon. 

William Warrb. Richard Hunt. 



Diary and Oonmltation Book, 1711 



129 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, SEPTEMBER 1711- 
The Secretary pay's into the R*. Hon bIe . Cornp" Cash pagodas two 



hundred f™? t 

aooo'. per- 



eighty six being for permission of passage rec'd of the undermention'd persons that mission 
went on ships Tanker vi 11 and Boverie. 



, Meverell 
ffrederiekison 
Harris 
. Heaton 
Warres child 
, "Wigmore 



Danes padre 


M 1 '. 


. Lovell 


M" 


. Hall 


M r . 


Yale 


Martins d°. 


M r . 


, Lewis' child 



Great disputes arising in the sorting godown on severall JBettelaes and other Disputes 



goods that do not come up to muster, which in regard we shall be streightned to 
lade the Hallifax we cannot be without. 

The President and Councill went thither this morning w th . all the merchants 
and the Bettelaes not coming up to N°. 2 we agreed to make a new number and 
price Viz 1 . 

N° . 3 Bettelaes of 50 ooveds 256 p 3 . at pag. 35 %? Corge. 

Bettelaes of 40 cov. ds 440 at pag s . 28 & Corge being in proportion to those of 50 Oovds. 
long & 2f broad. 

Sallumpores ordinary N° . 4 at pag. 11:18 
Neckcloths fine 1 24 

Ditto 2 22 : 18 

The accomp 1 . acquaints the board of an error in the Boveries Inv°. from England 
acco'. of w ch . is entred after this Consultation. 



about 
sorting. 



Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Rich . 
the Deputy Govern 1- . 



E. Harrison. 

Tho. Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W : Martin. 
Hunt. 
& Councill of ffort 



SO 



Dispatch'd a Gen". Letter 
S'. David of this days date. 

Ship Golden Lyon saild for Mallacca ... ... ... ... ... 

Success Gaily Cap'. Clapham arrived from Bengali by whom rec'd a generall Octob b 
Letter from the Presid 1 . and Councill there dated Aug 3t . 31. 1« 

Ship Hannover Charles Boddam master saild for Beng". by whom sent a Gen". 
Letter dated Sep 1 : 29 as likewise a Gen 11 , to the Cheif and Councill of Gombroon. 
© q* £ s 

Iron 1732 barrs w\ Ton 37 : 15: 2 at 14 : 6. 

5^ Ton amo ts . to £ 540 : o w oh is omitted to be added in 
the amo'. of the Inv°. Viz ( . 

Sum Totall as added in y e Inv°. ... ... ...£60376 15 9i 

Iron omitted ... ... ... ... ... 540 b 



60917 1 9j 



Att a Consultation 

Present 

The Hon blb . Edw d . Harrison Esq,". Gov". & Presid. 7 
Thomas Predekcik. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edw d . Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern d . Benyon. 

William Warre. Rich". Hunt. 



Tuesday 
October 
2 



Edward Harrison Esq r . mintmaster pays into cash pag 3 . fivety seven twenty pag 
five fanhams & twenty cash acco'. Custome on coinage of gold. 



25 & 20 paid 
by the 

Mintmr. 



130 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 

Part, of the This morning was read the Gen 11 . Letter ree'd %* Success galley from the 

from Bengali. President & Councill in Bengali acquainting us that they had rec'd the present from 
Metchlepatam, part of which they have returnd us as not proper for the Mogulls 
Court, and have demanded severall things as & list eotred after this Consultation. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley . 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Ben yon. 
William Warre. 
Bich d . Hunt. 

2 Dispatch'd a Gen". Letter to the Presid'. & Councill in Bengali dated Sep r . 29 
by ship Jn° : & Elizabeth. 

3 Ship William Cap'. Keble sail'd for Bombay by whom sent a Gen 11 . Letter to 
the Presid'. & Councill dated Sep r - 26. 

Ship Santa Cruze saild for Bombay by whom sent a Gen". Letter dated Sep r : 
27 as likewise a Generall to the Presid'. & Councill in Surat dated Sep r . 27 th . 

List oe goods demanded from Bengall acco t . the present. 

30 or 40 p s . China gause flowerd with gold or silk or silver. 

100 China Clock work figures. 

Brass guns of any size for carriages w\ can procure. 

Doube or treble barrell guns 10. 

Europe Brocades or wrought silks as many as you can spare or procure. 

Persia or Venice or English Hookers with flowers in them neat & good shapes 

100. 
100 fine sword blades or as many as you can procure we mean Turkish or 

German blades. 
Some striking watches. 

Broadcloth plain and flower'd as many as you can spare.. 
Yelvetts as many as you can spare of Europe make. 



Att a Consultation 



Thursday 

4 th . 



Present 

The Hon ble . Edw d . HAREison Esq, 1 '. Gov e . & Pr*sid t 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. Edw d . Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. Bioh d . Hunt. 



Mess" . 
Davenport 
Bulkley & 
Benyon to 
provide for 
ye Kings 
present 
according to 



Order'd that Mess rs . Davenport Bulkley and Benyon do provide for the Addi- 
tionall part of the Kings present according to a list rec'd from Bengall entred in our 
Consultation of the 2 d ins', to be sent thither ty first oppertunity and that the 
Warehousekeep r . send them all the imbost Cloth, & leather Carpetts, that came out 
on these last ships, excepting what shall be thought sufficient to be kept for presents. 



Directors 
read and 
eignd. 



Gen 11 - Letter to the Hon ble> Court of Directors by Danes Conveyance was read 



& sign'd. 



D%ary and Consultation Book, 1711 131 

FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 

William Martin late warehoused' pays into the B 4 - Hon ble - Company's Cash P 3 * 8 - 100 ° p?* 

, : , , , n , i * in by ye. late 

pagodas one thousand on aceo 4, of goods sold. warehous- 

keepr. 

The President reads his account Cash for last month Ballance being fifty seven Aoot. cash for 
thousand thirty nine pagodas thirty four fanhams. 

The Accomp 4 - read the Journall parcells for last month. oeiisread"" 

Order'd that the accomptant draw out the aceo 4 - Sallary due to the B 4 - Hon ble ^Jffig 

Company's Servants belonging to this Presidency from the 25 th March to the 25 th drawn out. 
September last. 

Order'd that pagodas fifteen hundred eighty three and twelve fanhams be Pag*. 1683 

advanced Edward Bulkley paymaster to defray charges garrison. 12 advanced 

the 
paymr. 

Henry Davenport for Eobert Raworth late sea Customer pays into the B 4, Pags.2000 P a. 

Hon ble - Company's cash pagodas two thousand on that account. Custom*.' 8 

Gruapa &c a arrack farmers pays into the B 4 - Hon ble - Company's Cash three Paga. 316 : 
hundred sixteen pagodas twenty four fanhams on that account. 



24. pd. in 
by the Arrack 



Order'd that Mess rB - Jennings Warre and Hunt do enquire into the deficiency of Messrs. j e n 
the quit rent and make their report to this board. 



ningB Warre 

& Hunt to 

enquire into 

the deflioi- 

enoy of quitt 

rent. 

Generall Letters from the Cheif and Councill of Yizagapatam dated Sep 1 ' - A : Geni. letters 
16 th : 21 st : 22 lh - were read as likewise Generall Letter from the Deputy Gov r & p m ra &Fort ga " 
Councill of Port S 4 ' David dated 30 tL Sep r : ^ad Da7id 

B. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M Jennings. 
Been 11 . Benyon. 
AVilliam "Warre. 

Ship Cavideen Mecca Saild out of this road f[or] Surat. 5 !h 

Ship Petros saild for Judda. — 

Ship S'- Andrew Cap 4 - Thomas Greenhaugh sail'd for Bengali by whom sent — 
Duplicate of the Gen 11 - Letter to the Presid 4 - & Counoill that was 

Att a Consultation 

Present Monday 

The Hon ble - Edward Harrison Esq/- Gov"- & Presid 1 '- 8. 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenpout. 

William Martin. Edw d - Bu[l]klev. 

William Jennings. Bern d - Benyon. 

William Warre. Eiohard Hunt. 

Generall letter from the Deputy Govern'. & Councill of ffort S 4 . David was read OmX. Letters 
dated the 4 th ins 4 , as likewise a Gen 11 ' Jetter to the Deputy Govern r . and Council of DavioUnd 
York ffort dated this day. *»k B-ort 

J read. 

The Bales that came last from Vizagapatain on the Eising sun smack being 
very ill packt, occasion'd for want of better packing stuff, and the cloth very much 
dirty'd, Agreed that we write to the Bay to supply them annually, acquainting the 
Cheif & Councill of the same, & that they yearly send a list of what they judge 
sufficient for their use. 



132 



B( cords of Fort St. George 



The Betteelas 
to be sent to 
the Washers 
that oame 
from Vizaga- 
patam , 
Capt. Clap- 
ham delivers 
a note for 
100 Pags. 
The Rising 
Bun Smaok 
to be sent to 
the Wt. Coast 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 

Order'd that all the bettelaes be sent to the Washers w ch - came from Vizaga- 
patam on the Eising Sun after the departure of ship Hallifax. 



Ship Essex 
frreight 
orderd to be 



10 



10 



Cap* - Thomas Clapham delivers in a note as entred after this Consultation 
requesting on[e] hundred pagodas for the use of ship Success gaily, Agreed that the 
same be paid. 

The President not being arrived from Beng 11 - tho long expected, Order'd that 
the Eising Sun Smack be sent to the West Coast w th Salt petre and redwood for 
Kintelage of the expected Shipping there and that the warebousek r > do load the 
same accordingly, and the person now in her being one of the gunroom Crew, and 
not fit to take charge of her any further then alon^ this Coast, agreed that Moses 
Willkins be entertamd as master being a person quallyfied for that employ. 

Ship Essex being return'd from Fort S 4 - David order'd that her freight be paid 
according to agreement. 

The hospitall wherein our sick soldiers are kept being very much out of Eepair 
and our men daily falling down, Agreed for tbe preservation of their healths that 
the paymaster take a Convenient house for them during this monsoon. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W : Martin. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 

Ship Mermaid saild for Bengali by which sent a Gen 11 , to the Presid'. & 
Councill there dated [lacuna~\ ins', in full answer to theirs ^success Gaily. 

This day saild the Elizabeth Gaily for Bencoolen by whom sent a Gen 11 . Letter 
to the Deputy Govern r . & Councill of York dated the 8 th ins 4 . 

To the Hon ble . Govern". & Councill 

of ffokt S T . George in Madrass 

Hqn BLE gES 

The humble request of Thomas Clapham Commander of the Hon ble . Company's 
ship Success sheweth that the said ship being in want of severall necessarys in order 
to the proceeding of her voyage home for England, and that the said necessary's 
requiring a sume of mony to supply the same makes me to request of your Hon r . 
the sume of one hundred pagodas to defray such charges as is absolutely Convenient 
w oh . sum shall be carefully laid out, and an account given to your Hon rs . satisfaction 
from 

Pobt S T . George Your Hon 13 : hum bla .. to Command 

Octob*. 8 th : 1731. Thomas Clapham. 



[Thurs- 
day] 
11. 



Att a Consultation 
Present 
The Hon ble . Enw D . Harrison Esq/. Gov". & Presid t 
Thomas Frederick. Hen. Davenport. 



William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Edw d . Bulkley. 
Bern". Benyon. 
Eioh 1 ". Hunt. 



Eachell Abendana delivers in a petition of appeal from a Judgement of the 
Mayors Court w°\ was read and is as entred after this Consultation The Considera- 
tion of w'\ is deferr'd till after the dispatch of ship Hallifax. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 133 

FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 

The warehoused, aequaiuting us that there was little or no stoie of redwood & 
there Offering a parcell of about one hundred and fifty or sixty Candy at two 
pagodas & a Quarter Agreed the same be bought accordingly. 

The Accomptant delivers in the acco'. sallary due to the R*. Hon ble . Companys 
Servants in this place for six months euding the 25 th Sep 1 " last amounting to 
pagodas fourteen hundred twenty nine thirty four fanhams and two Cash, agreed the 
same be paid. 

Serjant Laughlin Makinny that came out on these last ships going the rounds 
one night went into peoples houses and extorted mony from them for which he 
was severely punish'd and since has been very saucy to his officers its therefore 
agreed that he be whipt again on Tuesday morning next and sent home on ship 
Hallifax. 

Generall Letter to the Deputy Govern 1 ', and Councill of ffort S*. David was 
read. 

The President produces a copy of the letter wrote Zulphacur Cawn w ch . is as 
entred after this consultation. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen: Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d : Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre 

Dispatch'd Gen". Letter to the Deputy Grov r . & Councill of ffort S*. David of 
this date. 

To the Hon ble . Edw d . Harrison Esq/ . 

Govern* . of Fort S 1 . George & President for the Affaiks 
of the R 1 ' . Hon ble . English East India Company 
on the coast choroma.ndell & the island sumatra. 

The petition of Rachell Abendana. 
Humbly Sheweth. 

"Whereas your petitioner having had judgement pass'd against her in the wor- 
ship 11 . Mayors Court for to give security to M r . Henry Davenport as attorny of 
Robert Nightingall Esq 1 ', upon account of Moses Barrow & Aaron Pancheco (Jews) 
for the sume of one thousand pagodas w ch . your petitioner thinks is very hard there 
being no satisfactory accounts given her nor any Copy of the bill of Exchange upon 
which is the demands only a letter from the aforesaid Jews wherein they pretend 
that your petitioners husband did draw all their mony out of the hands of Robert 
Nightingall Esq r . without their orders w c \ with submission is a great falscity and 
that your petitioner shou'd repay to Robert Nightingall Esq™, order their mony w ch . 
lay in your petitioners hands. 

Therefore your petitioner appeals to your Hon r . &c a . Councill and hopes that you 
will take it into your most judicious and serious consideration the Jews holding great 
sums of mony of your petitioners w ch . can prove by their own letters from one year to 
the other to this present but your Hon r . &c a . petitioner is ready to pay the aforesaid 
sum provided she has an order under your Hon r . &c\ Oouncills hands upon what 
particular account the mony is paid that she may be clear of the aforesaid Jews and 
then hopes that your Hon r . &c a . will grant permission for your petitioner to go where 
she pleases 

And as in duty bound shall for Ever pray. 



134 Records of Port St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711- 

To his Excellency Zulphaokar Cawn Bahadur 
Nuzzerat Jang, Backshee of thk whole 
Empire &c\ 



Understanding how great a share your Excellency bears in the government of 
this mighty Empire 1 thought it my duty to acquaint you of my arrival here to 
preside over the English Affairs in these parts, and I think myself obliged more 
especially so to do, in regard that my predecessors in this government have informed 
me, before I left England, that as your Excellency was one of the cheif pillars of the 
Empire, so you had upon sundry occasions manifested your good inclinations to the 
English in these parts, and that it was under your shadow, and by your good 
Countenance that they enjoy those priviledges and security in their trade which now 
tbey do. While your Excellency lay with your army at Chingee, I understand you 
were pleas'd to Issue out your ffirwanna for securing to us our priviledges &c a . at 
Devnapatam, Upon my arrival here I found that place in troubles, Serop Sing having 
seiz'd some of the Knglish there, and carryed them prisoners to Chingee, on occasion 
of some disgust given hi[m] by a former Govern 1 , we are but a small handfull of 
people and our buisness is trade, and therefore all quarrells with the government is 
extreamly prejudicial! to us, and destroys the end for which we settle in these parts, 
since my coming I have labour'd all I could to compose this difference, but to my 
great trouble, it hath hitherto been ineffectuall ; if this Affair comes to be repre- 
sented at Court, no doubt but Serop Sing's Agents will do it as much to our dis- 
advantage as they can. I therefore humbly beg of your Excellency that if any 
complaint be made against us on this Subject, that you will be pleas'd to excuse the 
matter : and that we desire nothing more than to live in tranquility and peace in our 
sevell ffactories, and if your Excellency would be pleas'd to procure us bis Majesties 
Hosbulhukum to Serop Sing to let us live in quiet and mind our trade, it will be a 
Singular Service to your petitioner, and which he shall allways retain a gratefull 
sence of. 

Since my arrival here nothing has given me a greater concern then the mis- 
management that hath happened in relation to the present, which by your 
Excellency's order was piovided to be sent up to the King at Golconda, but it was 
finyl Predecessors misfortune that he could not get it ready untill [he] under- 
stood that his iniperiall Majesty was march'd back again to Indostan, but what 
Councill or by whose direction I cant tell I understand that since part of this 
present was sent to Bengali by Sea and another part of it to Metchlepatam, where 
your Excellency sent some Gusbadars to convoy it safe to Court, certain as your 
^Excellency was the person that advis'd the sending of this present, and told us that 
it was necessary in order to the Procuring of the firmaund we petitiond for, we could 
never think any person so propper to recommend our piseash, nor propose to Offer 
it by more precious hands than your Excellency's, and I am inform'd that part of it 
was intended for your Excellency in token of our gratitude, I received an order 
lately from the Divan to deliver this present to the Gusbadar at Metchlepatam, but 
my Predecessor had orderd it to be shipt for Bengali in June last, fearing by reason 
of the troubles in those parts, it might happen to miscarry we having no factory to 
secure it there, in fine this whole Affair was strangely managed but how to excuse 
it, or where to lay the fault I cannot tell. 

"What I have further to trouble your Excellency with is my humble request that 
you will be pleas'd to Continue the English nation under your patronage still, and 
that upon any trouble, or molestation we meet w th . in our buisness, we may have 
leave to make our petition to and seek for redress from you, for such is your power 
and influence thorowout the Empire, that if you permit us the hon r . to own you for 
our patron, we shall be safe and follow our buisness unmolested in all the parts of it. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



135 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 

Att a Consultation 

Present 

The Hon e,e . Edw 6 . Harrison Esq e . Gov e . & Pkesid t . 

Thomas Frederick. Hen : Davenport. 

William Martin. Edw d . Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern". Benton. 

William Warre. Bichard Hunt. 

Edward Bulkley pays into the E*. Hon ble . Companys Cash pagodas six 



Saterdat 
13. 



Bulkley 

hundred being part of the Estate of M r . Phillip Richardson deceas'd for ~w oh . gave f a J s w 6 C h° P ate 

bills of Exc e on the Hon ble Court of Directors payable to Christopher backster & hbaa bhfof 

Edward Birdon or either of them at 9 8 ^ pagoda. c^rTo^M- 

rectors. 

Pursuant to an order of Consultation Mess rs . Davenport and Martin deliver in MeBBM.Daveii- 
their report of goods wanting in England & ship Heatheot the s d . report is as entred aeUverrcMna 
after this Consultation. re P°. rt of . 

goods want- 
ing^ ship 
Heatheot. 

The season being very late, and fearing the monsoon should come on, its agreed Resolution 
for the security of the R'. Hon ble Companys Estate on board ship Hallifax that in taken to dis- 
ease the bales expected from ffort St. David do not arrive by Monday next that she 
be dispatch'd forthwith w th . what bales can be got ready here by that time. 



patch the 
Hallifax whe- 
ther the ffort 
St. David 



Agreed that a surveigh be taken of ship Hallifax to see w' goods she can take 
in More and that Cap ts . Clapham, Wyatt and Wathen be desired to go of for that 
purpose. 

Cap' . Hudson delivers in a paper as entred after this Consultation requesting 
one hundred and fifty baggs of salt petre more than Charterparty. 

Agreed that the same be laden on board w ih . all expedition. 

Mess rs . Henry Davenport W m . Jennings & Bernard Benyon delivers in their 
report of the stewards expence as entred after this Consultation the consideration 
of w ch . is deferrd till after the dispatch of ship Hallifax. 



E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 

To the Hon b1 * Edward Harrison Esq,". 
President for Affairs of the 
R T . Hon ble . United English East India Company 
on the Coast of Choromandell 
&c\ Counoill of Fort S t . George. 



Hallifax 
order'd to be 
surveyed. 

Capt. Hudson 
requests 150 
baggs salt 
petre. 



Messrs. Da- 
venport Jen- 
nings & Ben- 
yon delivr. in 
their report 
of the Ste- 
wards expen- 
ses. 



Hon ble S\ &o\ 

According to your order of Consultation for us to examine the Invoices of those 
ships, wherein there is wanting p s . of Callicoes in severall bales as ty the Hon ble 
Company's list sent out w c \ accordingly we have done and find all the Invoices to 



136 Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 

agree with the severall bales according to the package of this place, and the amount 
of them in pagodas comes out exactly therewith. 

The Bettelaes of 50 coveds ^ Heathcot is here Invoiced 4 Gorge, and no more 
viz 4 . N°. 27-60 p s . N°. 28-20 p 9 . so t'was false entred in the Invoice that went home 
by that ship. 

Sallumpores N°. 2 by the Stretham are Invoiced from hence 80 p 8 . in a bale and 
just so were they invoiced to us from ffort St. David, those very number of bales 
that went upon that ship came here in our Invoice from thence. 

This is all the satisfaction we can give your Hon r &c a in this Affair for we find 
neither, in the warehouse, nor the generall books such goods to have been wanting 
nor can we believe it to be here because it must be by Combination of eight 
persons of quite different interests to commit such a mistake or roguery, for at the pack- 
ing of all goods here, there is the warehousekeep rs . Assistant, two of the Comp\ 
Conicoplies the cheif packer and two more, and two of the merchants conicoplies 
who are all ways present and Count in two peices at a time, & how one p\ in a bale 
come to be wanting seems strange to us. 

Port 8'. George We are 

Octob" 10«1711 Hon ble S r . &c\ 

Your most hum ble Servant 9 . 

Hen : Davenport. 
W M . Martin. 

To the Hon blb . Edw d . Harrison Esq,*. 

Presid t . & Govern 1 *, of ffort S\ George 
&0\ Council 

Hon blb S ES . 

Finding that theKentalage allready on board the ship Hallifax is not sufficient 
for the stiffing the ship desire your Hon r . &c a will be pleas'd to order on hundred and 
fifty baggs salt petre to be loaden on board w ch will infinitely oblige. 

Fort 8 t . George 
13 th Octob". 1711 

Hon ble S» 
Tour most hum ble Serv*. 

Henry Hudson. 

To the Hon blb Edward Harrison Esq*. 

Presid t . & Govern", of ffort S t . George &o a . Counotll. 

Hon blb s B . &c A . 

In pursuance to your order of Consultation we have strictly examined the 
stewards accounts in the late Govern rs . time and find them to be above as muoh again 
is in Govern r . Pitts time occasion 'd cheifly as we beleive for want of good management, 
and the then Presidents care to inspect and look after so considerable an expence, w oh . 
tb.6 so great, we cant hear they exceeded either in eating or drinking what 
was formerly, we herewith deliver your Hon r . &e a . a yearly expence of the two 
late Presid 19 . time to w ch . we referr, you for a Confirmation of what above asserted by t 

Fort S 1 . Georgk Hon ble : S r . &c a . 

Octob» 8 th . 1711. Your hum ble Serv t8 . 

Henry Davenport, 
W M . Jennings 
Bern". Benyon. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



137 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 



An account of the stewards monthly expence 
for one year in Govern r . Pitts time commenc- 
ing from p™ . Jan r J' 169| Henry Davenport 
Steward. 



Month of January expen" 



D°. 


ffebruary 


do. 


D°. 


march 


d° 


D°. 


aprill 


d°. 


D°. 


may 


d° 


Do. 


June 


do. 


Do. 


Jnly 


do. 


Do. 


August 


d°. 


D°. 


Sep r . 


do. 


D°. 


October 


d«. 


D°. 


Nov r . 


do. 


D°. 


Deoemb r . 


do. 



Pa fa ca 

218 4 67 
244 9 28 



229 20 



206 
293 



267 29 53 

495 32 44 

266 31 13 

«26 22 29 

298 27 29 

261 11 43 

612 7 16 



14 49 

7 69 



Pag s . ... 3721 12 40 
Difference of expence iu one 

year ... ... .. 45S6 — 2 

8317 12 42 



An account of tho stewards monthly expence 
for one year in Govern 1 '. Frasers time com- 
mencing from p m0 . July 1710 Alexander 
Bennet steward. 



Month 
D° 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
D°. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
Do. 
D°. 
D°. 







Pa 


fa 


ca 


July expen~ 


... 466 


28 


30 


August 


d°. 


... 1271 


23 


30 


Septemb r 


d°. 


... 912 


2 


20 


October 


d°. 


... 413 


26 


79, 


Novembr. 


d°. 


412 


34 


5 


Decern b 1 '. 


d°. 


... 489 


34 


40 


January 


d°. 


... 681 


3 


15 


ffebruary 


do 


. . . 572 


3 


35 


march 


do. 


... 498 


5 


5 


aprill 


do. 


. 1632 


8 


40 


may 


do. 


... 500 


— 


— 


June 


d<>. 


... 466 


22 


70 



Pag* 



8317 12 42 



Att a Consultation 



Present 

Edw d . Harrison Esa\ Govern 1 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
"William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



& President. 
Henry Davenport. 

ECW". BuLKLEY. 

Bees 1 '. Be\yon. 
Eichard Hunt. 



Generall letter from the President & Council! in Bengali dated the 13 th . Sep r . 
was read advising of troubles at Cassimbuzzar, and that they are apprehensivj of 
eome difficulties in lading the ships for Europe. 

A Generall letter to the Court of Directors intended by the Hallifax was read to 
the 96 paragraph. 

Henry Davenport warehoused, acquaints the board that thr6 the great hurry in 
getting bales ready to fill up the Hallifax, the beaters who were kept to work night 
and day had not been able to perform their part so well as usuall, so that the Long- 
cloth & sallumpores that were put aboard in hast at last by not being well beaten 
will appear worse than ordinary to the eye th6 in reality they are as good as others 
of the same number. 

Order'd that the same be mention'd in the general! letter. 



Tuesday 

Evening 

16 



genii, letter 
from yo 
PreBidt. & 
Counoli. in 
Bengali read. 



the ware- 
housfer. 
reports the ill 
beaten of ye 
cloth, being 
done in hast, 
but is as 
good as the 
rest. 

the same 
mentiond in 
ye genii 
lettr. 



Eeceiving advice from Bengali that there is no likelyhood of any ships going no ships 
from that place to Batavia this season so that we shall be disappointed of the salt irom^n 8 " 
petre we expected would have been sent that way, we find our selves under a neces- tothe west" 
sity of agreeing w th . the owners of the ship Oxford to carry over fifteen hundred thToxford 
baggs of salt petre and two hundred and fifty caudy of redwood paying as usuall one freighted, 
pagoda & bagg for the petre, but upon condition that they carry the redwood freight St^etafat 
free, and be ready to sail clear before the next full moon. pa l %> bag. 

Agreed that we have now sent a sufficient Kentilage for all the ships expected 
out this season. 



138 



Records of Fort St. George 



salt petre to 
be travers'd 
from the 
Preaidt. to 
the oxford J 
and order'd 
to be dis- 
patoh'd to 
BengU. 

the ware- 
house^, 
orderd to 
take the 6 
bales of 
Bettelaes 
from the 
Merohts. to 
fill ye 
Hallifax. 



16 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 

Order'd that the salt petre be travers'd from the President to the Oxford, and 
that the former be dispatch'd immediately to Bengali, to be laden thence to the West 
Coast with the first of the next Season that we may not be reduced to these 
necessities for the future of hiring ships for that service whilst our own have lain 
perishing by the walls. 

Sunco Kama Colloway Chitte &c\ merchants having six bales of Oringall bette- 
laes who offers them us to be sorted to two numbers viz 4 , first 1ST , fifty pagodas a 
corge the 2 d at fourty five pagodas w ch . goods we shall want to till up the Hallifax, 
order'd the warehoused, receives and sorts the same and distinguishes them from 
the rest of the Bettelaes by marking them N°. A and N°. B. 



E. Harrison, 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jenninrs. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Bice 5 Hunt. 

arrived ship Presid 1 . Cap'. Freeman from Bengali by whom rec'd a gen 11 . lett r . 
from the Presid'. & Councill dated Sep r . 13 th . 1711. 

arrived in this road ship Oxford from Pondieherry. 

rec'd generall letter from the Dep ty . Gov r . & Councill of ffort S'. David dated 
the 13 th ins'. 



Att a Consultation 



Wbnsday 

Morning 

17 

nine bales 
of Longoloth 
order'd to be 
laden on 
board the 
suooess. 
letters to the 
Conrt of 
Direotors 
read thro 
& signd. 



Present 
Edward Harrison Esq". Govern" 
Thomas Frederick. 



& President. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Kiohard Hunt. 



William Martin. 

William Jennings. 

William Warre. 

Order'd that nine bales of Longcloth be immediately shipt on board the Success 
for S*. Hellena w c \ are all that we have remaining now that the Hallifax is full 
laden. 

Generall letters to the Hon ble . Court of Directors dated the 1 st , 13 th & 17* Ins', 
were read thr6 and signd, as allso the dispatches of ships Hallifax and Success, the 
latter being order'd to keep company w th . the former as farr as the cape according to 
the RA Hon ble . Companys directions. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho. Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Berb d . Benyon. 

William Warre 

Rich*. Hunt. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



139 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 

This evening Cap ts . Henry Hudson and Cap'. Thomas Claphara had their — 
dispatches given them, and about five a clock went on board their ships. 

Dispatch'd the Rising bun Smack to the West Coast by whom sent a generall — 
letter to the Dep tv . Govern r . & Councill of York ffort of this days date. 

About six this morning ships Hallifax and Success saild for England. 18 



ATT A ConSCLTAIION 



Present 



Edward Harrison Esq," 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Govern" & President. 
Henry Davenport 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
Bkrnard Beynon. 
Richard Hunt. 



Monday 
22 



William Martin Sea Customer reads his Sea Customs account for last month 
Edward Bulkley paymaster reads his paymasters acco'. for last month Yiz* 

Charges garrison ... 
Dyett and allowances 
Dyet and stores laid in 
Charges generall ... 
f fortifications and repairs ... 
Charges Cattle ... 
Fort S'- David ... 
Charges Extraordinary 
Egmore redoubt ... 
Brass or d naoce 
Vizagapatam factory 
Priaman Settlement 



ist m 


onth Viz*. 


paymaster 






reads his 


450: 


28 


accot. 


350: 


8 




193: 


28 




457: 


9 




360 


19 




79 r 


22 




215 


27 




36: 


33 




22: 


15 




1 


— 




24 


6 




4: 


16 





Pag s 



4657: 



Order'd that the accomptant & M 1 '. Martin do adjust Sunco Rama Colloway 
Chitte &c a . merchants accounts to the last of July. 

Bernard Benyon Storek r . reads his Storek rs . account for last month, and pays 
into the R'. Hon ble . Comp :is . Cash pagodas two thousand on account stores sold. 

Orderd that pagodas one thousand nine hundred be advanced Edw d . Bulkley 
paymaster to defray Charges garrison. 

Order'd That y e Warehoused, do sell a chest of Duccatoons at 16| Doll", for 
ten pagodas. 

Orderd that ffrancisco de Corria be entertain'd as a Soldier to serve in this 
garrison. 

There being a vacancy of the under Searchers place at tue Sea Gate Order'd 
that Richard Horden lately come from Vizagapatam do act therein, and that he be 
likewise Assistant to the warehoused. 



the aooompt. 

to adjust ye 

merchts 

accow , 

the storekr. 

reads his 

accot. 

for last mo. 

pa 1900 

advanced the 

paymr. 

a chest of 
DueoatooriB 
ordd to be 
soid, 

ffran : de 
Corria 
eatertaind a 
soldr, 

R Horden 

made under- 

searoher 

& 

Assistt. 

to ye 

warekr. 



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Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 



The President reads his mint account for last month and delivers into the 



the PreBidt. 

mint warehouse Rup s . three thousand two hundred ninety six thirteen annoes acco'. 

aooot. custome on coinage of silver as allso Rupees one hundred and fourty thousand 

month. account silver coind in the mint. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho. Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

W, Martin. 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern 11 . Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Bich d . Hdnt. 



2 4« 



Ship President Jn°. ffreeman master saild for Bengali by whom sent a Gen u 
letter to the President and Councill dated the 23 d ins'. 



Att a Consultation 



Thirsday 
25 



Edw d . Harrison E 
Thomas Frederick. 
WillIam Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Present 

Govern e . & President. 

Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Richard Hunt. 



William Jennings land Customer reads his land Customers account for last 
month 

Choultry custome .., ... ... P 264 : 26 ; 68 

Ruby brokera ... ... ... ... 36:15:60 

Registring slaves ... ... ... — : 24 : — 

301 : 30 : 48 



dispatch 

of the 

Averilla 

disooursd 

of 

merohanta 

sent for. 



Preeidt. 
acquaints 
'em they had 
brot. in short 
of ye two last 
contracts. 



and pays into the R'. Hon bl °. Companys cash pagodas two hundred and fifty on that 
account. 

Generall letter to the Dep ty . Govern r . and Councill of York fort of this days 
date was read and signd. 

The dispatch of the ship Averilla for Europe in time to join the Dutch fleet at 
the Cape was taken into Consideration, debated and agreed to, accordingly y e 
merchants were sent for and ask'd what quantity of bales they cou'd undertake to 
bring us in, in fifty days to which they answer'd that cotton is so dear and hands so 
scarce in all the weaving villages of this country and paddy so dear for want 
of rain that it was impossible for them to go on with any further investment upon 
the o 1 ^ terms they having been very considerable loosers by the last goods they 
brought in. 

The President then told them that they were not now desired to come upon a 
new contract but that on enquiry into matters it appear'd that they had brought in 
far short of the two last contracts made in the time of Govern r . Addison and 
M r . Fraser, wherefore all we desired of them now was to bring in as many goods as 
would fullfill their old contracts. 

To this they answer'd that the eight hundred bales agreed for in June last were 
to compleat the aforesaid contracts and that they never wou'd have consented upon 
any other terms tho' M r . ffraser kept them prisoners several! days in the garden, and 
in a manner forced them to a compliance thSthey knew very well then (and it has 
proved so since) that they should be very considerable loosers. 



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141 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 

The merchants were then order'd to withdraw, and the President offer'd to the 
consideration of the board that with what bales we may depend upon at ffort 
S*. David and Vizagapatam three hundre[d] more wou'd be sufficient to compJeat 
the Averillas lading, and after duely considering the present circumstances of affairs 
the question was put whether if the merchants wou'd agree to bring in three hundred 
bales in fifty day's we should take them for the ballance in full of their former con- 
tracts w ' 1 . we unanimously agreed to as the only sure means to get the Averiila 
dispatch'd in time to join the Dutch fleet, and when we have rec'd these three 
hundred bales there will be no great matter due on their former agreements. 

The merchants then were call'd in a second time and made acquainted w th . the 
resolution we had taken, after some disputes among themselves they freely under- 
took to bring in two hundred and fifty bales by the time limited and fifty more if 
possible to be procured w ch . they said was the utmost they cou'd undertake, consider- 
ing the unusuall want of rain at this time of year that has allready raised the price 
of grain twenty five & Cent and that the people of the country are under great 
apprehensions of a famine. 

Upon the foregoing considerations we came to an agreement with them as 
entred after this consultation. 

Pursuant to an order of Consultation on Wensday the 17 th ins*. Thomas 
ffrederick accomptant delivers in the merchants account Currant adjusted & ballanced 
to the 31 st . of July last, at which time it appears that the merch ts . were then indebted 
upon the ballance twenty five thousand eight hundred fifty two pagodas twenty five 
fanams and five cash. 

Order'd that their account be further setled from the 31 st . July to this day that 
we may see what we are indebted to them in order to make them a payment for their 
encouragement to go on chearfuliy with the work they have in hand. 

A bill of Exchange drawn by the cheif and Councill of Vizagapatam payable to 
Eichard Horden for Madrass Eupees five hundred was offer'd. 

Order'd that the same be paid by the warehoused, in Eupees. 

The President reads a letter from the Dep ty . Govern 1 , of Port S*. David wherein 
he writes that their cash is very low, and that their merchants are pressing for mony 
having brought in goods to the amount of ten thousand pagodas, allso demands 
severall small articles for preseuts to Serop Sings Envoys that are come down from 
Chingee to the camp to treat for a peace. 

Order'd that the warehoused, do provide the things wrote for according to a 
list. 

"William Martin Sea Customer pays into the E* Hon bIe . Comp a . Cash pagodas one 
thousand on that account. 



debated for i 
oontraot, of 
300 bales. 



merchts agree 
to brirj g in 
260 bales in 
60 days. 



agreement 
entred after 
oonsultn. 



Accompt. 
delivers in 
the merohts, 
accounts. 



& is order'd 
to be farther 
stated to this 
day. 

Bill of Bxco. 
payable to 
E. Horden. 



they acquaint 
ui from ffort 
St. David of 
their want of 
mony &oa. 



Sea Customr. 
pays 1000 

page. 



Orderd that Six Thousand pagodas be sent down by Six peons in a Mussoolo 6ooo p ag». 
with the things mention'd in the List, which is much the safest conveyance consider- Jentto ffort 8 
ing the Season of the year, because if bad weather comes upon them they can allwaies Bt - David, 
go ashore with safety. 

The President pays into Cash pag\ ZSb'S-i being on Account Custom on 
Coinage of Gold. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d : Bdlkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
"William Warrb. 
Rioh d . Hdnt. 



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27*h. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 

Ship Oxford saild for Bencoolen by whom sent a Gen 11 . lett r . datf 1 . y e . 25 th . ins'. 

Translate of an Obligation given by the Companys Merch 18 . to the 
Hon ble . Ei>w B . Harrison Esq,*. President & Gov*, op 
Port S t . George &c\ Council Dated 25th Oc t . 1711. 

Prom this day within fifty days we will certainly bring in Two Hundred and 
fifty bales of Cloth and fifty more if possible which done we shall then have Mlfilld 
all our Contracts. 

Sign'd by 

Nirauh Ball Chitty. 
kollava chitty. 
Sdnca Vincatachilum. 
Vincatty Chitty. 



Att a Consultation 



Monday 
29. 



WarehouBto'. 
read hi» 
month aooot. 
& pays 
10000 pagrs. 
into cash. 



Present 

Edward Harrison Esq*. 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Presid t & Govern" 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bern". Benyon. 
Biohard Hunt. 



Henry Davenport warehoused, reads his warehouse account for last month and 
pays into the R'. Hon ble . Companys cash ten thousand pagodas on account silver and 
goods sold. 



letter from 
ye D G & 
of ffort 
St. David 
read. 



Messrs. 
ffrederiok & 
Warre 
order'd to 
eiamineye. 
same. 



their Conduot 
at ffort 
St. David 
trot, in 
question. 



but r .ot 
appiov'd of 



Generall letter from the Deputy Govern 1, and Councill of ffort S'. David dated the 
25 th ins' w* h an answer at large to ours of the 11 th ins' was read w c \ answer contains 
the severall orders from this board relating to the present warr w' h their answers 
thereto, and other materiall passages that have occur'd during the warr. 

Order'd that Mess rs . ffrederick and Warre do compare the severall paragraphs 
of the said letter w th y e . originalls upon the books here as speedily as possible to see 
if the quotations are just and fair and that they make us a report thereof. 

Another generall Letter of the same date was read in w oh . to our great surprize 
M r . Parmer and the Councill in his time have set their hands to the following para- 
graph. 

" It is most certainly true that Serop Sing cou'd not before in Justice demand 
" more of us than the renters debt, and not that neither because M r . Roberts was their 
" security when they run away not the Company, but the destruction of fifty or sixty 
" thousand pagodas worth of grain about fifty two Tillages and towns among w oh . was 
u his favourite town Yembollum, and killing the Pandarrum there are things w° h . 
" realy makes his demands carry too much justice w' h . them, and we heartily wish the 
" differences may be compos'd, and so happily settled as before the commencement of 
" this warr, without your permission to disburst something considerable out of the 
" Companys cash th6 we shant ask it till we find an absolute necessity. 

We cannot but observe with a great deal] of concern the unaccountable folly 
and ill management of these gentlemen thr5 the whole course of this affair, but most 
particularly in this article, for after they had sent out all their forces without any 
orders from hence to burn and destroy all the country and grain round about them 
impower'd by a single order sign'd by M r . Parmer only, a copy of which is as entred 
after this consultation, they now as good as tell us in so many words that the unlaw - 
full depredations they have committed realy make Serop Sings demands cany too 
much justice with them, and shamefully confess that they are afraid they shall be 
necessitated to ask us to disburst something considerable out of the Companys cash. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, OCTOBER 1711 

M r . Farmer and his then Councill would have done very well to have consider'd Mr - ffarmer 
this inconveniencie before they proceaded so rashly on their own heads. otaneffl to 

blame. 

Eeferr'd this matter to a further consideration when the persons appointed for the m f tter 
that purpose shall have given us in their report. 

Order'd that WiUam Novell be entertain 'd to serve in the gunroom crew. 

Perianne farmer of the measuring duty pay's into cash pagodas one hundred f e r r m lnne 
thirty six twenty four fanams for two months. lseT^tf 7 " 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash pagodas one thousand on account g^*^ 

CUStomS. ^ pays 1000 ' 

pagas. 

Henry Davenport for Robert Eaworth late sea customer pays into cash pagodas H.Davwxport 
one thousand on account Customs. k Raworth 

pays 1000 
pagodas. 

John Bailie who deserted from our Factory of Vizagapatam when the place was Jno. Bailie 

beseiged, and went over to the Moors, having been since seiz'd in Bengali and sent thePretidt! 

up hither was brought before us to be examin'd, and severall questions put to him & Oounoui. 
by the President to which he return'd very frivolous and unsatisfactory answers, and 

finding ourselves obliged to wait some further Evidence from Vizagapatam against * prison 4 ^ 

him, he was remanded to close prison till the said Evidence arrives. answers from 

Vizagapatam. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho. Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bolkley. 
W M - Jennings. 
Bern". Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Eioh d . Hunt. 
Ship Recovery saild for Anjengo. 20 

To Cap 1 . Jn°. Eoach Command k . 
in cheif op the English forces 
on the present expedition into 
the Chinjee Country. 

S r , 

Mohabut Cawn having given out (as is reported) that the English dare not make 
another attempt by marching out into the country's belonging to Suroop Sing, these 
are therefore to desire and order you, and your party to march towards a place 
called Tembalum, being a Village belonging to Mohabut Cawn, which the guide Alle- 
boy will show you there as well as in any place of the Chinjee country to use all 
acts of hostility against the common enemy, w cU . is left to your discretion, and the 
rest of the Officers w th you, Cap'. Courtney goes w th . you with a party of 100 men 
who w th . Cap*. Coventry, Ensign Somervill, and Ensign Brooks may be consulted 
with on any Emergent occasion Gunner Hugonin goes allso as a Volunteer in this 
Expedition beleiveing it very necessary advising w th . him as any oppertunity shall 
present, there will be with you about 250 or 300 peons to follow such orders as shall 
be given them, I heartily wish you all good success to the shame and confusion of the 
Enemy I am 

o r 

Fort S 1 . David, Your Hum ble Serv'. 

June 25 ,h . 1711. Eichard Farmer. 



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FORT. ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 
Att a Consultation 



Thubsday 

NoVEMB*" 
I" 


Present 






Edward Harbison Esq*. Presid 1 . 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
"William Warre. 


& Govern*- 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Bichard Hunt. 



A petition 
from Mrs. 
Abendana 
read. 

She is order 'i 
to appear. 



The Aceompt. 
delivis. in an 
abstract of 
aoeots. want- 
ing to be 
rectified in 
ye Gen 1. 
looks. 

The acoompt. 
warehouse^,.. 
& storekr. 
order'd to 
inspect 
therein. 

The acoompt. 
& Warehr. 
deliver in the 
merchts. 
accounts. 



The ballo. 
order'd to be 
paid. 



A Petition from M™. Rachel Abendana Widdow of Isaac Abendana deceas'd 
was read a[nd] is as entred after this consultation, 

Order'd that the Secretary do acquaint her that she must either appear her self 
or employ somebody else to appear for her and receive our answer not being our 
custome to give answers in writing. 

Thomas Frederick accomptant delivers in an abstract of sundry accounts stand- 
ing open in the generall books letter J and particularly severall garrison stores that 
by having had a different valuation put upon them at times stand considerably 
debtors upon the books as will appear by the said abstract entred after this consulta- 
tion wherefore he desires the directions of this board if the said accounts shall remain 
open or be wrote of. 

Order'd that Thomas Frederick accomp'. Henry Davenport Warehoused, and 
Bernard Benyon Storek r . do make a speedy enquiry how these deficiencies have 
happen'd and make their report thereof. 

Thomas Frederick and Henry Davenport deliver in the joint stock merchants 
account Currant ballanced to the 31 st . ultimo by which there appears to be seventeen 
thousand and thirteen pag s . ten fanams due to the said merchants who desiring 
that the mony may be paid to enable them to bring in the three hundred bales they 
have agreed for. 

Order'd that the ballance be forthwith paid and that this being a perfect 
ballance w ch . is more than has been done in the ten years past the said account be 
entred after this Consultation. 

Henry Davenport warehousek r . delivers in an account stated w th . the boatmen 



The ballo. 
order'd to be 
pd & 200 
p»gs. to be 
advanced 
them. 

Nalla Mutta 
a gentn pro- 
poses a lemon 
garden. 



Presidt. 
acquaints the 
board of a 
Serjt. killing 
one of the 
Pegu 

Em naBsdrs. 
eervts. 



hundred fifty one thirty four fanams. 

Order'd that the warehou9eK r . pay the said ballance and that he do advance 
them further two hundred pagodas according to custome to repair their boats during 
this vacation that they be in good condition against the arrivall of the Averilla. 

Nalla Mutta a Jentue who rents a p s . of garden ground belonging to Egmore 
village under Colloway and Vincatte Chitte renters of Egmore &c'\ villages pro- 
poses to the board that whereas he has but nine years to come iu his lease for the 
foresaid ground w ch . is at present planted with beetle and plantain trees if we wou'd 
grant him a lease of ten years more he will be oblig'd to plant the whole ground 
with lime trees which will be a great advantage to the place because we are forced to 
fetch all our limes severall miles out of the country w ch . is the occasion that often 
times they are very scarce & dear. 

Agreed that this matter be referr'd till next consultation. 

The President acquaints the board that one Johannes Bassing Dutchman a 
Serjant in Leivetennant Alexander Fullertons Company who had the guard of Tom 
Clarks gate on Tuesday morning last had the misfortune in firing his peice at a 
bird cross the water to wound one of the Pegu Embassadors servants who dyed there- 
of the next day for w ch . action the said Serjant i3 now in custody. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 1A5 

FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

Order'd that Leivetenants Gabriel Poireer and Alexander ffullerton do take the The Lieveten- 
names of what wittnesses were by when this accident happen'd and give them in next J 1 *"^ 8 °[ r d e d- 

COn S ultatlOn . into y e. 

matU'. 

A generall letter from the Cheif and Councill of Vizagapatam dated the 7 th . a large 
October was read acquainting us that Conohum Lingana the Company's merchant S, u a d n 8 tlty of 
was arrived back from the country where he had been to make an Investment and expeoted 
gives great assurances that large quantities of goods will come in, in December, that P r a °™ m Vlzaea " 
the price of Cotton falls daily, that the Nabob of that country is at warr w th . the 
Eajahs and desires us to Assist him w*\ powder and shot. 

Another generall letter from Metchlepatam dated Octob r .«17 th . was read advis- Another 
ing us that Mahomed Tearbeague had beseig'd that place and that the Dutch had MetchJepatam 
kill'd him with a Cannon shot and that the Dutch factory had advices from Court of 
their Embassadors being arrived within sixty leagues of Dehly with their present for 
theMogull. 

Edward Bulkley paymaster acquainting the board that the sick men were :PaymaB t t g I L h 
removed out of the Hospitall into a house hired for that purpose bv order of Con- boird of the** 
sulfation dated the 8 th . of October last. ^"n 

out of the 
hospitall. 

The condition of the said hospitall was taken into consideration and after full The condition 
debate the question was put. oonfdemw 

Whither it was not absolutely necessary that the hospitall and free guard house ^ther it 
should be rebuilt from the ground w oh . we unanimously agreed to and will meet on Bhou'd not be 
Saturday morning next at the old hospitall to survey the ground, and in the mean rebuUt - 
time the Paymaster is order'd to be pulling down the old building. mfeton* 

Saturday 
morning to 
resolve. 

Order'd that Gerrard Horn and John Annalston be entertain'd in the gunroom Tw, °, enter- 
crew being good serviceable men and that two worse be discharged from that service, g^room. * 

M r . Charles Boone free merchant appears in behalf of Sen 1 '. Nichola Manuch Mr - Bo0 ? 

formerly Inhabitant of this place but now in Pondicherry and delivers in a petition blSd/of" 

as entred after this consultation. Manuoh. 

Order'd that Mess rs . Davenport Benyon ami Warre do enquire into the old books M SBS rs. 

and records in the Secretarys office aud make their report on Monday next when Benycn° rt 

M r . Boon is desired to attend for our final! answer. Wa . rr< L t0 . 

make their 
report. 

The President acquaints the board that he has had a proposall made to him by Presid . 
a person (who will not be known at present) for recovering the five villages formerly [Ed^o/a' 
granted bv Doud Cawn & another village to be added call'd Kepock the said person proposaii 
desires only a present of severall things out of the warehouse to the amount of a him to t0 regain 
hundred pagodas prime cost to be given to a person who ha3 a very good interest the 5 villages. 
in Zulphacur Cawn and engages if this matter does not succeed to repay the full 
value of what he receives. 

Agreed that the sev 11 . things be deliver'd to the President out of the warehouse managed, of 
to the amount aforesaid and that the management of this Affair be left to him, he pr^t* 116 
undertaking that if it miscarries the value of the present shall be repaid. 

Order'd that pagodas one thousand be advanced Edward Bulkley paymaster to 
defray charges garrison. 

Sunco Eama &c a . Joint stock merch*". appear'd in a Body humbly representing The merohts, 
to us that they have a large parcell of course red broadcloth by the 8*. George now SS y "equLt- 
lying unsold in the country for want of a small mixture of green and Auroras w ch . m some 
will be a great prejudice to them unless we wou'd spare them sixty bales of the roatoot ' 
foresaid colours. 



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dangerous if 
it comes to 
the know- 
ledge of the 
ffort St. 
David 
Mereht*. 

who are haok- 
ward in 
taking away 
the cloth. 



Eeasons for 
sparing our 
merchts. the 
quantity of 
Broadcloth 
as requested. 



sparing it 
them for the 
foregoing 
reasons. 



warehoused, 
order'd to 
deliver it. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

This matter was taken into serious consideration and argued that if the ffort S . 
David inerch ts . who have contracted for the whole shou'd eoino to know that we have 
deliver'd any part to the merchants here it might be a means to make them fl}' from 
their contract and leave the remainder upon our hands. 

Again we ought to consider that we are now in the month of Novemb r . and 
those merchants instead of sending to take away their Broadcloth, upon their bring- 
ing in goods at ffort S*. David as by agreem . have wrote to us for a payment of 
mony and all our this years cargo of cloth now lies by us in the godown w ' 1 . is a 
very great quantity to be vended in seven months time. 

And further if this parcell of red cloth belonging to our merchants w ch . is about 
one hundred and fifty bales shou'd lye unsold in the country for want of the greens 
and Auroras to help it of, it must undoubtedly be a great hindrance to the putting 
of the great quantity we now have by us th6 the ffort S*. David merchants shoud 
comply w th . their contract and take it all of our hands, yet they will be so glutted 
w th . it, and the town will be so full of it that it will be utterly impossible to vend 
what we expect by the next years shipping especially since the camp is at such a 
vast distance from us. 

Wherefore we have thought fit and agreed upon the foregoing considerations to 
deliver our merchants fourty bales of green and twenty of Aurora to help of the one 
hundred and fifty bales of red beforemention'd w oh . will make a clear stage for the 
ffort 8'. David merchants whenever they think fit to take away what they have 
contracted for, and if they shou'd fly from their bargain as we have some reason to 
fear they will by their letting it lye so long this will enable our merchants the 
better to take the quantity of our hands. 

Order'd that the warehousek 1 '. do deliver the sixty bales aforesaid as privately 
as possible. 

E. Harrison. 

Tho : Frederick. 

Hen: Davenport. 

W. Martin. 

Edw d : Bolkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern 10 . Benton. 

William Warre. 

Kich b . HtJNT. 

To the Hon bl ». Edw*. Harrison Esq 1 . 
Presid t . for Affairs of the B r . Hon bls . 
United East India Company on the 
Coast of Chormandell &c\ & Govern 1 , of 
Fort S 1 . George &c\ Councill. 

Hoh b ". &c A . S» s 

I have deliver'd some few days since to your Hon 1 '. &c a . Councill a petition con- 
cerning the pretentions of M r . Davenport to w oh . have as yet reed no answer, 
although I have complyed w Ul . the sentence of the Mayors Court, and deposited one 
thousand pag s . ready mony as security in the hands of the Hon ble . Edward Harrison 
Esq r . humbly desiring your Hon 1 '. &c a . to be judges in this case, if it be so that you 
plea[se ] to" order me to do it, humbly desire to know the reasons therefore,, and 
further humbly desire I may have liberty to remove my goods w oh . are yet at Madrass 
where I shall think fit begging your Hon r . &c a . wou'd be pleas'd to assist me in this 
with your consent in writing. 

herewith comes two accounts containing as follows 

first of diamonds that my husband sent the Jews for his own account remaining 
yet in their hands as your Hon 1 '. &c a . may perceive by their own letters copy of w oh . 
I have herewith sent. 

D°. concerning the charges my husband paid for their account in ten months 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



Ul 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

time at the recommending your Hon 1 '. &o a . to Gods protection remain. 

Hon b,e . &c a . S 1S . 
Your Hon rs . most Obed'. hum bl, \ Serv\ 
Pallicatta JNov r . 7 th . 1711. 

Rachel Abendana. 



Abstract of sundry accounts from the gen l \ books letter J w CH . 

WANT A DUE CLEARANCE. 

Plate wanting in weight oz. 479 : 12 :21 amo ts , to pagodas — ... 301 : 11 

Oattle 5 horses wanting ... .,.. ... ... 517: 1 

Armory Stores ^ books and storek r8 . aooo*. remains, difference — 2133 : 31 
Iron Ordnance 16 p s . wanting the difference of price in the whole 

between the books and storek™. account — ... ... 1639 : 22 

Gunners Stores difference between the books and Storek™. 

aocount ... ... ... ... ... ... 1146:18 

Priaman Settlement ballanee ... ... ... ... 254947:30 

Edward Man deceas'd ... ... ... ... ... 24 : 24 

Black Town Wall ... 7129:21 



Tho. Frederick. 



Tort S t . George 
Nov* 1": 1711. 



D K . 


Sunco Eama &c\ Merchants 






o«. 






Anno 1 711 










To Ballanee brought frotr 


i last 








Bales. 




[Augst] 


account 




25852 : 


25: 5 


Augs*.3l. 


By 














Callieoes 






To Broadcloth ordinary deliver' 


'd y m . 








bro*. in 




Sepr. 31. 
[30] 


44p' 




698: 


; 17 : - 




d'd y«. 




To Perputanoe« fine 18 ... 




176: 


25 : - 




ware- 






To Callieoes for 5 (^% Abatement 








house- 






upon goods bro*. in, in Aug 8 *. 


8ep r . 








k r . ... 51 


2675 : 


-:- 


Octob r . as & 








Sep r . 31. 


By 






contra viz* 








L30] 


ditto. 255 


28340 : 


8:3 


46927 : 31 : 4 
















deduct for 24 COT 
















sallumpores ordi- 








Octob 1 '. 31 


•By 






nary for w oll .5f 










ditto. 174 


15912: 


23' I 


C*. abatem*. is 
















not to be charged. 
















276 : - : - 
















D°. on Bettelaes 
















40 oo \ for 20 cor . 
















amo*. to 
















560 : - • - 
















D°. on Bettelaes 
















50 COT .for 12 : lti. 
















448 : - : - 

















1284: 



45643 : 31 : 4 
at 5^% ... 2282: 7 
To Bents & Eevenues for custome & 

dustoreat 2J on 44,645 : 24 : 4... 1004 : 18 



To Ballanee due to them 



29914 : 21 : 4 
17013 : 10 : - 



Pag 8 



46927 : 31 



Errors Excepted. 
Thomas Frederick Aecomptant. 
Hen : Davenport Warehouse}?. 



46927 : 31 : 4 



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Saturday 



the Govern?. 
& Counoill 
review the 
huildingB. 



all that were 
present [de]- 
olare it im- 
possible [to] 
case the 
point, 
the pay- 
master 
orderd [to] 
get things in 
a [re]adiness 
to rebuild. 



Warehousekv. 
orderd to buy 
1000 Ca of 
redwood. 

[The] hospi- 
tall &oa. 
[sur]vey'dbut 
found [in] a 
very bad 
condition, 
agreed they 
are pulled 
down & re- 



ft the pay- 
mastr. 

orderd to pul 
them down. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

To the Hon bie . Edw d . Haerison Sea". 

PEESID T . & GOVERN*. OF PORT S T . GEORGfi 
&C A . COUNCILL. 

Thk petition of Charlf.s Boon in behalf of Nichola Manuoh. 
Sheweth 

That whereas said Nichola Manuch having a lease from the Hon ble . Company 
for a pareell of ground near Tom Clarks gate and a bill of sale for another thereby, 
on his desire of renewing the former lease by mistake the latter ground was included 
therein which he desires may be rectified and your petitioner as in duty bound shall 

ever pray &c a . 

Att a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Govern". & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bern d . Benyon. 

William Warre. Kichard Hunt. 

According to the result of last Consultation the Govern 1 ', and Councill went at 
six this morning to view the buildings from the Carpenters yard to [y e .] godowns as 
allso S 4 . Thomas Point were the foundation was laid open on each side and in some 
places only found to be three bricks under the sand. 

All the people being summon'd that have any knowledge [ ... ] opinio 
ask'd if we cou'd safely cause 8*. Thomas's point w eb wou'd save a considerable 
of mony but they all unanimously declared that it is impracticable and that there is an 
absolute necessity for laying a new foundation and rebuilding it from the ground. 

Order'd that the paymaster make preparation of bricks and what else necessary 
to rebuild the said Point as soon as the rains are over and that in the mean time the 
Gunner do take of the gunns to prevent the point falling upon peoples heads as 
[they] pass by in the time of the rains. 

apprehending that redwood may be wanted for piles to secure the foundation of 
the building. 

Order'd that the warehoused, do provide a thousand candy of large sticks w ch . 
if not used [on] this occasion will serve for kentilaging the ships [there] being now 
little or none in town. 

The hospitall free guard house and m[ud wall] that join in a range of building 
altoo-ether were found upon survey as has been before represented by the paymaster 
and surgeon the walls being in several! places crackt from top to bottom, the rafters 
of the roof rotten and ready to fall in, the wliole somuch out of repair that we are 
unanimously of opinion it is most for the [Hon ble .] Companys interest to pull all 
down and rebuild it firm and strong so as to last for many years, but we find upon 
enquiry that M r . Yale agreed for this building formerly by the grate w ch . we take to 
be the reason why it was not better perform'd. 

Order'd that the foresaid build[ings from the carpenters] yard to the good 11 , be 
pull'd down during the rains in order to be rebuilt when they are over and M r . Way 
is desired to get ready a draught of a new building upon the same ground. 

E. Harrison . 
Tho : Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bolkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Received a Generall letter from the Dep ty - Govern r . &c°. Councill of ffort 8', 
David dated the 1 st . ins'. 



nion was 
sume 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1111 — 

Att a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Hakrison Gov B . & President. 

Thomas FrederIck. Hen. Davenport. Tuesday 

William Martin. Edw d . Bulkley. mokhino. 

William Jennings. Bern". Benyon. 

William Warre. Kichard Hunt. 

A Generall Letter from the Deputy Govern 1 ' and Councill of Port S\ David dated a bill of 
the 1 st ins 1 , was read advising that they had drawn a bill of Exc°. on us for five f n x °° B tor mo 
thousand pagodas there cash being low notwithstanding the large supply's we have pagodas, 
sent them, they acquaint us allso that they are in want of an Ensign to do duty in 
the Port to [w cU ] post they recommend M r Joseph Paddle who was bred a Soldier in 
the Army. 

Order'd that a Comission be made out for him accordingly in the room of Ensigns 
Ensign Williams cashier'd. oomissn. orda 

Further they write us that two Europeans had deserted one to Pondicherry one twoEuro . 
to the Moors w°\ convinces us how little advantage is to be expected by a Warr w th . peans[de> 
those few soldiers we have who cannot be trusted night nor day. ffort fr ° m 

The President reads his acco\ Cash for last month ballance being pagodas sixty Aooot \ Mh 
six thousand eighty five three fanams two Cash. read. ' 



Mess 1 ' 8 . Davenport Benyon & Warre deliver in their report pursuant to an order report 
of Consultation of the 1 st ins*, concerning Sen r Manuch's house and garden a copy of about" 1 
which is order'd to be deliver'd M r . Charles Boon sign'd by the Secretary that the Manuoh's 
board confirms the said report. groun 

Pursuant to an order of Consultation the 1 st ins', the Accomptant Warehousek 1 '. Acoompt. 
and Storek 1 '. deliver in their report concerning the ballance of severall accoun ts that warekr.[i] 
stand open upon the books w oh . is as entred as after this Consultation the considera- deliver'! in] 
tion of w ch . is referr'd to the next meeting. report. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash one thousand pagodas on that 
account. 

Henry Davenport for Bobert Eaworth late Sea Customer pays into Cash one 
thousand pagodas on that aeco*. 

Order'd that John fioach be entertain'd to serve as a soldier in this garrison. 

The President communicates to the Board a Letter from the Deputy Govern 1- , of 
Port S'. David the substance of w 0l \ is as follows. 

That the Enemy cannot be brought to more moderate demands than thirty thou- ThePresid t . 
sand Chuckrums w ch . is sixteen thousand six hundred pagodas in consideration of theTowd 
which they will give us three towns viz Tre[ven]daporum PadreCopang and °ft°e 
Coronattum besides their [half] of all the towns that lay part within and part without demands at 
our bounds, they likewise agree for ever to reno[unee] all claim to our bounds and ?° r ' 
all pretensions upon us whatsoever with the usuall pregents of horses and vests upon 
the like occasion to all which the Dep ty . Govern r . desires a speedy answer this being 
their last result and that he keeps the Embassadors w"'. very much difficulty from 
returning to Chingee. 

Then the state of the flort S*. David Warr was taken into Consideration and . w ° h - "* teken 
fully debated. Oration. 



Agreed that our Hon bl °. masters fare] at four Ihousand pagodas charge more or the wast 
less a^ month for maintaining the warr besides severalJ stores and provissions sent from oh "g e Hnd 
hence and no rent received for the villages in our hounds since the beginning of the easea?1ong 
warr which is an intolerable charge and no hopes of any ease as long as the warr con- M ^ yn * 
tinues amounting to fourty eight thousand pagodas ty annum. 

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and fear of 
our Inhabit- 
ants desert- 
ing the 
bounds as 
likewise the 
merohtx. not 
performing 
their 
oontraot. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

Agreed that if the warr continues our people will be shut up in their bounds and 
we must supply them with grain from hence and also other neeessarys, most of their 
Inhabitants out of fear would desert them, and our merchants tho they have made a 
large contract will not be able to briug in their goods and consequently [we may] 
have our Broadcloth left upon our hands [when the usual . . . j yea[rly] shipping 
arrives. 



answer agreed 
to [be] wrote 
to the Depty. 
GrOYemrs : 
letter. 



Agreed likewise unanimously that let us continue the warr never so long we can 
never hope to be reimburst one farthing of our vaat expeuces, it wou'd indeed have been 
well if all these things had been duely consider'd before our predecessors were so farr 
ingaged in it, but it is never too late to repent of wrong measures and now we must 
make the best of a bad market wherefore we have agreed that a letter be wrote to the 
Deputy Govern 1 ', and Councill of Fort S\ David, as next entred after this Consulta- 
tion. 

E. Haeeison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Maetin. 
Edw 11 . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Been*. Benyon. 
William Waeee. 



To Robebt Raworth Esq". 

Dep tt Govern*, of 

Poet S t David &c\ Councill 



This morning the Govern 1 ', has [placed] before us M r . Raworth's letter of the 
3 d . ins*, wherein [he writes] that the enemy will not come to any agreement unless 
we consent to pay thirty thousand [chuck]rums w eh . we take to be sixteen thousand 
six hundred odd pagodas, in consideration of which they will [give] the villages of 
Trevendeporum PadreCopang and Corromuttum besides their half of all the towns 
w c \ lye [part] within our hedge and part without and that they will intirely 
renounce all claim to our bounds on any pretence whatsoever. 

"We have very seriously consider'd the first article and find it to be so unreason- 
able a sum of mony that we can never consent to pay it on our Hon ble . Masters 
account. 

We cannot judge if it be worth while [to] buy the three Villages beforemention'd, 
and the half of the towns that lye part within our bounds and part with[out] till you 
send us a computation of what revenue they [will] annually yeild, and what security 
we can have that [we] shall continue in quiet possession of them hereafter for we must 
be of opinion we have too much ground allready at your settlement to defend 
against an enemy. If Surop Sing dares dispute a grant oonfirm'd to us by Cawn 
Bahawder what value ought we to put [upon] his grant (or what else he will call it) 
who is [no more] in Comparison with the other than his Buxy [. . .] and may be 
not so much, pray let this point be [urged] home and let us have a speedy answer. 

An entire renuntiation of claim [ to] all things within our bounds is a tender 
point to be handled for his pretending to a claim after Cawn Bahawders grant, is an 
undeniable reason why we should buy no grants of him since by the same [right] 
the next Govern r . of Chingee may dispute our [title] to all we possess and by the 
same forcible means may com pell us to pay what same he pleases so our title 
will allways be precarious. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 151 

FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

We should consent to paying of the renters debt and if we could have good 
security that even he himself and the rogues about him would not molest us in the 
possession of these grants he offers we might tho unwillingly consent to pay a sume 
of mony for them, but never the sume they insist upon since upon the beat account 
we can get of the Villages here the rent will be but inconsiderable. 

We shall wait your answer to these materiall points, and in the mean time 
desire that the treaty may go on in the manner we have mention'd that is to say that 
the renters debt be kept apart and made up by it self and if we give any thing more 
that it may be for something that you are satisfied will bring iu an equivolent in few 
years or otherwise we can never consent to buy till we have orders from England. 

We leave this management as we did formerly to the Deputy Govern r . with 
the same directions that he lay the Treaty before the board ere the agreement is 
perfected and are 

Tort S t . George Your HuM b!e . SERV ts . 

JSWeMB*. 6 th . 1711 

K. Harrison. 

Tho: Frederick. 

Hen. Davenport. 

William Martin 

Edw d . Bulkley. 

W M . Jennings. 

Bern". Benyon. 

W M . Warre. 

RiCHARd Hunt. 

To the Hon ble . Edw d . Harbison. Esg*. &o a . Councill. 
S" 3 . 

Upon examination of the severall accounts that want a due clearance in the 
books | letter] J deliverd in by the accomptant we humbly offer the following. 

The want of weight in the acoo*. plate of ounces four hundred seventy nine 
twelve penny w\ twenty one grains amo*. to pagodas three hundred and one eleven 
fanams and four cash arrises thus. 

In books letter B the plate bought of Gov 1 '. Pitt weighes 
dw*. 
oz 1587 : 14 

bett r . y". standard- „ 59 : 8 

1647 : 2 w ch . 59 oz so [added] is not reckon'd 

in the amount of weight by the etandar'd, rema 4:40 : 4 : 21 proceeds from waste in 
use [and] melting to new fashion the same, and has from time to time been omitted to 
be wrote of from the Union, it is our opinion the same should be cle[ard] by Promt 
and Loss. 

Iron Ordnance there has been 16 guns formerly cast as useless and not wrote of 
ought to be clear'd by ProfHt and Loss. 

Armory Stores. 
In the month of November 1710 books letter J there were 1611 old gun barrels 
sold at outcry for pagodas two hundred fourty f[...] w ch . were in former accounts 
charged as fire arms valued at pagodas \Jacuna~] and the difference never wrote of w oh . 
ought to be clear'd by Promt and Loss. 

Gunners Stores. 
The granadoes shot &c a . broken and useless and old stores less iu value not wrote 
of since the Union ought to be cleared by Proffitt and Loss. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

Black Town Wall. 
Is referr'd whether the board please to order the whole cost of it to be charged 
to ffort S*. George &c a . buildings and that account creditted by so much as has been 
collected, Or else what now stands on the books to be wrote of by ffort St. George &c\ 
buildings. 

Fleet Point. 
Likewise ought to be Creditted by ffort S*. George &c". buildings. 

Priaman Settlement. 
The great amount thereof has arose from that Settlement drawing large bills on 
this Presidency we are of opinion this matter ought to be referr'd to the Court of 
Directors. 

Edw d . Man deceas'd. 

not likely to be recover'd he dying indebted to other persons and nothing at his. 
death appearing, to be wrote of to Promt and Loss. 

Fort S t . George Tho : Frederick. 

Novemb* 6 th . 1711. Hen. Davenport. 

Bern". Benton. 



Att a Consultation 



Tuesday 
Evening. 



Edw d . Harrison Esa K 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Present 

Gov* 



President. 
Hen. Davenport. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
Bern". Benyon. 
Bich 1 '. Hunt. 



itte Yincatte Chitte offers a bill of Exchange drawn on us by the Deputy Govern 1 

s °f ff 6ooo aQ d Councill of Fort S l . David for five thousand pagodas payable to himself. 



Presidt. 
acquaints y». 
board yt. ye. 
ffort St. 
David 

Merohts. are 
resolved to 
leave the 
bounds if the 
war continue 
& if the 
Embassadors 
return to 
Chinge no 
hopes of get- 
ting them 
down under 
twioe the 
sume. 



Agreed that the same be paid. 

Eeassumed the debate about Fort S c . David [on] the President producing a 
fresher letter from M 1 '. Kaworth wherein he acquaints us that the Comp :l . mercha[nts] 
and all the cheif Inhabitants were determin'd to leave the bounds if the treaty 
should break of allso that the towns offerd us by Surop Sing are worth six thousand 
Chuckrums ^ annum and that if we suffer the Em[bassa]dors once to return to 
Chingee there will be no h[opes] of getting them down a second time, and if we 
[should] be forced to send our messengers to Chingee for a peace it wou'd cost us 
at least double the mony, [ad]ding at last that if we do not send a speedy Answer 
he fears it will be too late 



Orderd that the following 
dispatch'd. 



answer to M r . Baworths letter be immediately 

E. Harrison. 
Tho: Frederick. 
Hen. Davenport. 
W. Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
W M . Jennings. 
Bern d . Benyon. 
William Warre. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 153 

FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER, 1711 

To Eobert Ra worth Esq,\ 

Def tt . Govern*, op Port S t . David. 
S E . 

Just as we had sign'd the inclosed and were sending it away yours of the 4 th . 
came to hand w oh . the Govern 1 ', communicated to us, and we have stopt the peons to 
send you the following answer. 

We are still of the same opinion for a speedy and Hon bl °. peace, we agree that 
Surop Sing ought to have satisfaction for the renters debt and we shou ; d as readily 
agree to make M r . Eoberts pay it, if it was in our power, but since it is not we must 
by the necessity of Affairs submit to pay it for him because he was the Companys 
Govern 1 ', and it being allways customary for the Govern 1 '", to treat singly w Ul . the 
great men of these parts that whatever is transacted between them they look upon it 
as firm as done with the Company themselves we shall apply the [money] we have 
attach'd belonging to M 1 '. Eoberts for the payment of this matter as farr as it will 
go, and shall take care to debt him for the remainder. 

We think this article of your trea[ty] ought to be first settled and as to the 
remaining part of the sume demanded we had much rather let his precarious Villages 
alone than have anything to do w th . them, tho we must confess six thousand Chuck- 
rums *ffi annum is a Sufficient rent for the sume we are [to] pay. 

If you can make good what you write in your letter and can have good security 
that we shall enjoy the Tillages peaceably and be un[moles]ted in our Affairs we are 
content that you make a peace upon the terms you mention, tho we hope you will 
show your dexterity in procuring an abatement. 

It will behove you to be very circumspect in the articles of the treaty and to part 
[w th .] no mony till you have some security, for there is not a more faithless wretch 
upon earth than the man you have to deal with, we desire that there may be an 
article inserted for the ease and security of passengers at Bomipollam w cl1 . we think 
is the place were M 1 '. Eaworth formerly met w th . some trouble in going to ffort S\ 
David. 

You will do well to lay these [terms] now before your Councill and before you 
conclude the treaty it will be propper that you protest [in] form jointly against 
M r . Eoberts as the author [of] all these troubles, and the person that ought, to [be] 
accountable for all the damages sustain'd thereby. 

As for your merchants offering to leave the bounds, we cannot but think it a great 
peice of insolence at such a Juncture, and siuce they woud seem thereby to necessi- 
tate you to a complyance, it was a very propper time to ask them how much tbev 
woud Contribute to a peace, when they made their contract they knew the warr was 
afoot and tho you have not yet sent us a Copy of your contract we dont remember 
you ever mention'd that you had obiig'd your selves to buy a peace. 

It is a great surne of mony we now consent too, and should never have done it 
upon any terms but the equivolent to reimburse us, we shall impatiently expect your 
answer and remain. 

S*. 
Your Very hum Wo . Serv ,s . 
Edw d . Harrison. 
Port S t . George Tho: Frederick 

Novemb*. 7-. 1711. Henry Daveport 

William Martin. 
Edward Bulklev. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benvon. 
William Warre. 
Kichard Hunt. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 



Att a Consultation 



Wensday 
7 th . morn- 
ing. 



Present 
Edward Harrison Esq". Govern 11 . & Presid t . 
Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bclkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. Richard Hunt. 



warehoused", 
makes his 
report of 
a paroell of 
dudoes in the 
warehouse . 



[and] are 
orderd to be 
deliverd to 
the paymast 1- . 
and Steward. 



the aecompt. 
warehouse!:!-. 
storek rs . 
report taken 
into consi- 
deration. 



William Martin late warehouses 1 ', acquaints the board that there are 
parcell of copper dudoes in the warehouse w ch . he found some time after he come into 
that office, and were not mention'd in the account of Remains deliver'd him by the 
former warehoused, upon enquiry we find that the said Dudoes were taken from 
the arrack ffarmers in part of their debt they not being able to pay it in other 
mony. 

Order'd that the present warehoused, bring them to account and deliver 
them out to the paymaster and steward to be issued in small payments. 

The accomptant reads his Journall parcells for the month of Septemb 1 '. 
Taken into consideration the report made j^esterday morning by the accompt- 



ant warehoused, and storek 1 '. concerning severall accounts 
generall books we came to the following resolution. 



standing open in the 



the loss of Order'd that the want in weight of the wrought plate since the Union for the 

Promt! ' 6 10 reasons mention'd in said report be wrote of to Proffit & Loss and that for the 
Loss. future no alteration whatever be made in the said plate either by melting changing 

or new fashioning nor any more bought but by order of consultation. 

iron ordnance Order'd that the want in weight of Iron Ordnance be wrote of and that for the 

n o» e un 9 r0 fo e r & future no guns be cast as unserviceable without a survey first order'd by this board, 

the future to anc l d ue report made thereof , and that whenever any guns are cast by such survey 

outTe'uTvly" that they be immediately wrote of upon the books and sold for what can be got or 

from the hevt f or Kentilage. 

hoard. x 

Order'd the Armory and gunners stores be wrote of for the reasons mention'd 
in the [said] report. 

[dead] horsea Order'd that the horse given Toda Mulla by Govern r . Pitt be carryed to account 

to Proffifand presents and the dead horses to Proffit and Loss. 

loss. 

Black town Order'd that the article of the Black Town Wall be left open upon the ballanc- 

«main°as it i n S these books till we can peruse the Hon ble . Companys orders relating thereto and 
was. comply therewith. 



That the article of Fleet Point that was built before the agreement for the black 



meet Point to 

George'&c. town wall be carryed to ffort S c . George &c\ buildings. 

buildings. 

Priaman as it 
was till fur- 
ther orders. 



Order'd that Priaman Settlement doth stand open as it does, and that it be 
referr'd home in the next generall letter to the Hon ble . Court of Directors for their 
orders how they will have it wrote of. 

Order'd that Edward Mans account doth stand open and that it be mention'd 
in the general Letter. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 155 

FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

Johannes Bassing Serjant being brought before the board and the Lei veten ants the Serjant 
of the garrison pursuant to an order of Consultation dated the 1 st . ins', produced the CouJoiii 
four wittnesses that were present when the s d . Serjant firing his peice at a bird 
unfortunately shott one of the Pegu Embassadors retinue. 

William Baily Corporall deposes that the Serjant took his peice very early in [w*.] Bailey 
the morning to lire at a bird on the other side the water that he was by him at the aSKresitnot 
time he fired and did not then see the person that was shott who came from behind deaign'd hut 
the hedge with a pot of water just as the peice went of. 

James Iver private Centinell declares y e . same with the foregoing. James iver 

f J ° ° the same. 

Augustin Rosairo who then stood Centinell declares that the Serjant seeing a Augustin 
great bird [onj the other side the water loaded his peice purposely to [shoot] ^Tara*. it 
at it, and that he unfortuuately at the same time shot a man that came from behind accidentaii 
the hedge w ,h . a pot of water and was not in sight when the Serjant took his aim. 

Manuel Perrero private Centinell declares the same with the foregoing. ' Mann, fierero 

y« same 

Then the President acquainted the board that he had 
Embassadors about this affair who by the confession of the wounded person before 



[Tl 

Ernhassadors 

satisfied 



he dyed is fully satisfied in the matter and makes it his request that the prisoner be & desire [his]- 
xeleas'd without any further punishment. reieasement. 

The Leivetenants of the garrison being ask'd concerning the Character of the [The] Leive- 
prisoner declare y\ he has allway's been sober and Civill in his behaviour and [the^pmon'er 
dilligent in his duty. character 

Upon all which consideration the prisoner after a severe reprimand from the reprimanded 
President for firing a peice so near his guard and laden with small slugs in a place ^Jty 6 *" 1 at 
where people usually frequent upon his fair promises of more care for the future and 
observing a visible Concern in the man for the unfortunate accident, 

Agreed that he be discharged. 

Oedee'd that for the future no loaded peice be fired in the garrison, nor near [ n0 ] loaded 
the guard of any of the gates, nor in any of the streets in the black town nor in any £^° d eto , b h e 
frequented places without leave given by the Officer of the guard and y'. whosoever 
transgresses y 1 '. s rt . order be immediately confin'd and afterwards severely punish'd 
and that the s d . order be put up at all the gates in the garrison. 

E. Harrison. 
Tho . Frederick. 
Hen : Davenport. 
W. Martin. 

EDW D . BuLKLEY. 

W M . Jennings. 
Ber,n d . Benyon. 
William Warre 

Beceived a Generall letter from the Cheif and Council of Anjengo dat' 1 . 14 th 
Ultimo advising us that on the 8 th . of October last the two french ships bound for Mocho 
arrived at Callicut w th . the Hon ljlH . Company's ship Duteh[ess] w eh . they took off Goa 
after an hours dispute in w ch . action Cap'. Blacon command 1 ', of said ship lost his arm. 



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Fhyday 

9 th . 



paymaat 1 ". 
acquaints y e . 
board yt. y». 
salt provis- 
sion9 well . 
came from 
Bengal] are 
spoilt, 
■who ia 
order'd to 
survey them. 
The ware- 
house!; 1 ', 
makes a 
report of y«. 
boatmens 
aecounts 
wherein there 
were aeveiall 
abuses. 
Messrs 
Davenport & 
Benyon to 
examine the 
ConBulta- 

John Bay ley 
who deserted 
from Vizaga- 
patam 
brought 
before the 
board . 



Mr. Hordena 
depoeition 
against the 
prisoner. 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

At a Consultation 
Presen t 
Edwabd Harrison Esq r . Govern 11 . & Pre[sid t ]. 
Thomas Frederick. Hen : Davenport. 

William Martin. Edw d . Bulklev. 

William Jennings. Bern d . Benyon. 

William Warre. Rich d . Hunt. 

The paymaster acquaints the board that there are severall casks of salt pro- 
visions lying in the Avood house upon the Island w ch . was sent up from Bengali last 
year that are very much tainted and unfit for any use whatsoever and that they 
were little better when they came from Bengali. 

Ordkr'd that the paymaster do take with him Mess rs . Way and Spackman and 
[surjvey the said provisions giving in their report next consultation. 

Henry Davenport warehoused, acquaints the board that upon examination 
of the boatmens aecounts he finds severall abuses have been committed among 
them and that the boat men who were turnd out and rendred uneapable of serving 
by Gov r . Pitt and Council had been again employ'd by Mr. Frasers own single 
authority. 

Order'd that Messrs Davenport and Benyon do search into the Consultations 
relateing to this affair and make their report. 

Then John Bayley who deserted our garrison at Vizagapatam as mention'd in 
our Consultation of the 29th October was again brought before the board and the 
following depositions were given in upon oath against him. 

To tee Hon ble . Edw d . Harrison £sg e . 

President & Gov E . &c A . Council of Port St. George 
Hon b1e . Sir &c\ 

According to your Hon 1 '. &c as . orders I have drawn out the following deposi- 
tions : 

The deposition of me Eichard Horden against John Bayley. 

Soon after my arrivall here from Vizagapatam (which was the beginning of 
February last) I receiv'd a letter from Mr. Francis Hastings Cheif of Vizagapatam 
dated the -5th January advising me that on the 2d of said month John Bayley 
desert'd that garrison which was then close beseiged by Fucherla Cawn, and on my 
arrivall at Vizagapatam from this place being at the out guards from thence I can 
depose upon oath that 1 saw the said John Bayley upon the stone hill adjoining to 
the sand hill where the Enemy then lay encamped in a hostile manner seeming to be 
preparing platforms for gunns, and as I heard Mr. Smith and severall souldiers affirm 
that he used to come near the out guards in a very audacious manner calling to them 
to prepare (saying to morrow was the day). There are severall other reports which 
I omitt these being what I declare as the truth, I am with all submission 



Hon ble . S K . &c\ 
Fort St. George Your Hon rs . &c a . most obed*. humble Serv*. 

pr mo . Nov*. 1711. Eichard Horden. 

Jurat coram me 
Novo die Novemlris 

E. Harrison 
Guh\ 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 15"< 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 



I the Subscriber do upon the holy Evangelist solemnly declare that I did 
see John Bayley come within pistoll shott of the walls at Vizagapatam when that 
place was beseiged by the Moors, and with him some Portuguese and Musteez which 
he seem'd to command in the Enemy s Camp, and I could perceive that he and most 
of them with him were under arms, and I did see the said Bailey flourish his naked 
sword in a way of defiance, saying words to this effect, here is a sword tbat shall eutt 
of a highlanders head, and I did also see him upon the Enemys works seeming to 
give direction, and making observation thro' a telliscope, to the truth of all which 
I now make oath and in confirmation thereof have hereunto sett my hand. 

Duncan Macknab. 
Jurat Coram me 
novo die JSovembns 

E. Harrison 
Gub r . 

I the Subscriber do upon the holy Evangelist solemnly make oath that I did see 
John Bayley upon the Enemys works under arms having a musquett or gun upon 
his shoulder when Yizagapatam was beseiged by the Moors, unto the truth of which 
having now sworn I do likewise hereunto sett my hand. 

John Stone. 
Jurat Coram me 
novo die Novembris 

E. Harbison 

Gubern r . 

I the Subscriber doe irpon the holy Evangelist solemnly declare that I saw John 
Bayley upon the Sand hill with the Nabob pointing and seeming to direct at the 
works the Enemy were forming when they beseiged Vizagapatam, and I did see the 
Enemy challenge in English and do beleive there was no other Englishman in the 
Enemys Camp at the time but the said Baily, to the truth of which I now make oath 
and hav e hereunto sett my hand. 

John Brown. 

Jurat coram me 

novo die Novembris 

E. Harbison 

Gubern r . 

John Brown further declares upon oath that when the said Bailey deserted he forced 
the Companys Cattamaran to carry him over the river. 

The prisoner being asked what he had further to say for himself only repeated Tte prisoner 
as formerly that he went away by Mr. Hastings Consent intending to go to Metchle- gj\™ ™£*_ 
patam and being taken prisoner by the Nabobs people and detain'd against his will, ings Consent, 
which appears to be a notorious falsity both by the foregoing depositions one of 
which is given by the Second of the place and by Mr. Hastings ■ Letter the Factory 
diarys and Consultations. 

Then the prisoner was Order'd to be carry' d out and after some debate came to The Pri6oner 
the following resolution : ° ut be oarr y ed _ 

That John Bailey having deserted from the garrison of Vizagapatam during The Prisoner' 
the time that the place was closely beseiged by the Nabob, and acted in the Enemys J^w* 6 
Camp against his own nation do next monday morning run the gantlett thro' both 
Companys, and that the same punishment be repeated twice more at such times as the 
President shall direct and that he be detain'd a close prisoner till we shall see fitt to 
send him [out] of the place. 

Severall persons that have been sent of the shoar of this and other settlements 
in India for their vile actions and scandelous behaviour having found some means or 
other and we suppose under false names to enter themselves in the East India House 
and come abroad again in our Hon blc . Masters Service, 
1711—40 



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Thomas 
Woodward 
having been 
very 

negligent in 
hie duty was 
severely 
cheoked bv 
the Gov"-." 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

Agreed that we write home in the next generall letter our humble request that 
care may be taken to prevent such persons entering in the Service for the future and 
in case that any should clandestinely gett themselves enter'd and come abroad in the 
shipping it may be not taken amiss if we deny them landing iu these parts. 

The President acquainting the board that it is recommended to him in his 
private Instructions from the Hon ble . Court of Managers to see that all matters, of 
difference between the Natives under this Presidency be decided by Arbitration, and 
that no causes between the Moors be tried in the Mayors Court least either side 
being agrieved or thinking himself so should fly to the Country Justice and thereby 
embarrass our affairs. 

Mr. Jennings the present Mayor is desired to take particular notice of the said 
paragraph in order that it may be duely comply'd with. 

The President further acquainting the board that in compliance with his instruc- 
tions he has putt severall causes to fair arbitration by the heads of the Casts since his 
arrivall and particularly a cause depending between Vincatramaand Areapa Braminy 
which has been fairly decided by the most considerable persons of their cast in the 
place, and the award given after the usuall manner, but Vincatrama the Defendant 
obstinately refuses to comply therewith under pretence that he has not wherevvithall 
tho ihe Arbitrators are well satisfied that he has effects sufficient, and that he has 
convey'd them away or made them over during the dispute. 

Taken into Consideration that if this method of arbitration, tho never so just in 
itself, will be of no good effect in the conclusion if there is not a way found to handle 
such obstinate fellows, and make them submitt to equity and reason 

Agreed that whenever any cause depending between the Natives is fairly putt 
to arbitration by consent of the partys who are to choose their Arbitrators according 
to Custom and to be bound in an obligation to stand to the award under a penalty 
proportionable to the Sum in dispute whatsoever shall after the award is given refuse 
to comply therewith as farr as he is able shall upon complaint being made, either at 
the Mayors Court or at this board have execution granted against him. 

Thomas Woodward Factor having been very negligent in his duty, and irregular 
in his course of life, was called before us and very severely reprimanded by the 
President who acquainted him with the orders to discharge all such persons from the 
Service apd send them home, but upon his humble submission and fair promises of 
good behaviour in all respects for the future we have thought it reasonable to forgive 
him this time, with assurances that no consideration shall prevail with us to forbear 
putting the Companys orders in Execution if he presumes to offend again. 



Land 

Customers 
acoount read. 



Land Customer William Jennings 
Choultry Custom ... 
Rubie Brokers 
Registring Slaves ... 



his acco*. for last month 
155: 20 
15: 23 
: 16 



Pag". 171: 23: 41 



Pag. 583 : 
12. paid in 
by tbe beetle 
farmers. 

Pag. 1683 : 
12.be 

advanced the 
Paymaster. 

Pag. 1000 

Ltwar^ 8 aCC0UQt 



Erlepa &c a . tobacco and beetle Farmers pays into Cash paj 
three and twelve fanams. 



five hundred eighty 



Oeder'd that pagodas fifteen hundred eighty three and twelve fanams be 
advanced Edward Bulkley Paymaster to defray Charges Garrison. 

William Martin late Warehousekeeper pays into Cash one thousand pagodas on 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 159 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 



Order'd that the Warehousekeeper do advance the painters money from time to Money to be 
time as they have occasion for carrying on the work thev have in hand. advanced the 



painters. 



Edw d . Harrison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henri* Davenport. 
William Martin. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
"William Warre. 
Kichard Hunt. 



At a Consultation Monday 

12th. 
Present 

Edw b . Harrison Esq, 11 . Gov 11 . & Presidknt. 
Thomas Frederick. Henuy Davenport. 
William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. Kichard Hunt. 

Messrs. Davenport & Benyon acquaint the board that they have look'd into the Messrs. 
orders of Consultation relating to the boatmen that were fined in Gov 1 '. Pitts time for &*B e e "yori 
theft committed in the boats that carried off the Dutchess Cargo, and that they find v ^ 1 !!* the 
that the person who discover'd the theft was made chief boatman, and the three other hate exumm- 
head boatmen concern'd were whipt round the town and fined five hundred pagodas !?,* ll S. ( l oa " 
into the Companys Cash after which they were discharged, the Pedanagi 
Security for their good behaviour. 

Upon enquiry we find that these boatmen had served the Company very well a The boatmen 
great many years and it does not plainly appear to us that they were any way more thJcompany 
guilt) 7 than the person that discover'd the roguery who was a stranger in the place veI 7 w eU- 
and by his poverty unqualified to be made an example of by way of fine tho all 
equally guilty, only he finding that the theft was discover'd elsewhere gott the start 
of the rest in making the discovery to the Gov 1 '. 

On consideration that we seldom have so many boats as we can employ and that The President 
the business of the place is not to be done as it should be unless those fellows are the^oatmin 
continued in their employs, it is agreed that the President do endeavour to reconcile to s° on 
them that they may go on chearfully in repairing their boats ready against the getttheir 7 ° 
arrivall of the shipping. boa,s read y- 

Messrs. Frederick and Warre deliver in their report by order of Consultation of * Ie ? s ™- Fre * 
the 29th of October relating to the Copies of orders collected by the Council of Fort warre deliver 
St. David for the commencement and carrying on the present warr by which it in a re P. ort 
plainly appears that Mr. Farmer & his Council never had any sufficient orders from the carrying 
henceto bear them out in what they have done, the consideration of which is refer- p° r t t h y t ' rar at 
red till an other oppertunity. • David.' 

Complaint being made both from the Accomptants and Secretarys office that Complaint 

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FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 



No papers to 
tie delivered 
out to be 
perused 
by any 
person out of 
the Fort 
without leave 
from the 
President. 
The Secre- 
tary to attend 
Mr. fe'iaeer 
io know his 
reasons for 
turning out 
Padre Manuel 
D Sylya. 
Padre Manuel 
D Sylva 
ordered to at- 
tend next 
Consultation. 



Oedee'd that for the future neither the Accomptant nor the Secretary do deliver 
any books or any papers to be perused by any person whatsoever out of the Fort 
who is able to come and read them in the Office and in case of any persons inability 
by lameness or otherwise, that they do first make the Gov r . acquainted, and after- 
wards take a receipt for what lent out and carefully call them in again after a con- 
venient time allow'd for the perusal!. 

Oedee'd that the Secretary do attend M r . William Fraser late Govern 1- , to know 
what proof there was of the reasons alledged in Consultation of the 1 3th January 
1710 for turning out Padre Manuel D Sylva from the churches of Cuddalore. 



Oedee'd that Padre Manuel D Sylva do attend the board next Consultation day. 

Edw d . Haeeison. 
Thomas Feedeeick. 
Henky Davenpoet. 
William Maetin. 
Edwaed Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
Beenaed Benyon. 
William Waeee. 
Ricraed Hunt. 

This afternoon about two a clock departed this life the Eeverend Robert Jones 
one of the Hon bIe . Companys Chaplains of a bloody Flux. 

This Evening the Gov r . attended by the Council and severall other gentlemen a 
horseback went to the garden where he receiv'd a horse and Vest which was sent 
by the Duan Sadatulla Cawn. 

Receiv'd a generall letter from the Deputy Gov r . & Council of Fort St. David 
dated the 11th Instant. ■ 



Thursday 
15th. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edw d . Haeeison Esq*. Gov*. & Peesident. 
Thomas Feedeeick. Heney Davenpoet. 

William Maetin. Edwaed Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Beenaed Benyon. 

William Waeee. Riceued Hunt. 



Warehouse 
aeeot. read 
& pag 8 . 6000 
paid in. 
Storekeepers 
account read. 

Genii, letter 
from Port 
St. David 
read acquaint- 
ing they had 
sent Serapa to 
treat about a 
peace. 



ehouse account for last month 



Henry Davenport Warehousekeeper reads his Wai 
and pays into Cash pag s . Six thousand. 

Bernard Benyon Storekeeper reads his account for last month. 

Generall Letter from the Deputy Gov 1 '. & Council of Fort St. David dated the 
11th Instant was read as also one from the Deputy Gov r . dated the 13th Instant 
acquainting us as follows : 



That they had sent Serapa back to the Camp since the receipt of our letters, 
in which we had given them power to conclude a peace, and that they hoped he would 
be able to procure an abatement of their demands. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 161 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 



That they had sent us their report of Cash for the month of October and their They likewise. 

account of Charges for the month of September which were taken into imediate con- report 7t 

sideration and it appears thereby that the monthly expence of that settlement Ca8h for 

amounts to more than four thousand pagodas besides the charges of presents and km P ounts C to 

what we supply them with from hence, that there is nothing brought to creditt of more than 
rents and little or nothing of revenues so that to the best of our judgements if we paec 
can't putt a speedy end to this expensive warr we had better demolish the Fortifica- 
tions and retire. 

Eichard Hunt late land Customer reads his account for the month of July and Lan ^ Curt", 
pays the ballance into Cash being Pag s . two hundred fifty seven twelve fanams fourty forjiiy." 
four Cash. 

Henry Davenport for Eobert Pawortb late Sea Cust r . pays into Cash pagodas h. Davenport 
two thousand. forK iu- 

worth pays in 
pag 5 . 200D. 

The Secretary reports from Mr. Fraser late GoV. that all the proof he had Mr. Frasers 
against Padre Manuel D Sylva was from the testimony of Padre Milton the very j^qJ 1 ™ 1 
person that sued for his employment, then Padre Manuel D Sylva was call'd in and Secrecy. 
asked what he had to say in Justification of himself, who produced a Certificate 
sign'd by Mr. Farmer and others of the Council at Fort St. David and a generall 
certificate full sign'd by his parishioners declareing him to be a man of a regular 
life and conversation, diligent in his employ and faithfull to the Companys Interest. 

Upon further examination into the matter we find that Padre Milton has been p a dre Milton 

the person that undermined Manuell De Sylva by false and groundless reports being i^™ 11 *,.*" be 

himself a man of very indifferent character wherefore in compliance with our Hon ble . tha&nde"- 

Masters orders in the" last generall letter order'd that Manuel D Sylva be restored to S'syWa!'^ 6 
the Church to officiate as formerly and that the President do give him a power in 
writing as usuall. 

A proposall made by the President for laying tappy peons from this place to a Proposaii 
Vizagapatam for the more speedy conveyance of advices when the French ships come teppysb!?/ 
into these parts during the warr which may be a means to preserve our Hon ble . tween th-s 
Masters Estate as well as our own effects that are going between Bengali and this vfzTgapatam. 
place and therefore agreed that the President do place the tappies accordingly that 
one moiety of the expence be defray'd by the Hon 1 ' 18 . Company and the other by the 
trading men of this place, the whole to be transacted by the paymaster, and an 
account of the expence kept apart, we having already wrote to the Gentlemen of Half to be 
Bengali to perswade them to do the same from Ballasore by which means we shall ^ r * ye . < ? b / 
receive our letters in twenty days or thereabouts whereas by pattamars they are peopi™ ' n ° 
sometimes from fifty days to two months on the way. 

Order'd that the Sea Customer and Mr. William Warre do examine into the TheSeaC-usf. 
godowns at the Sea gate and deliver in an account of what goods they find there un- t ^ Mr ' A 7 arre 
cleared with the marks, numbers and quallity of the said goods. the godowns. 

Order'd that the Paymaster do provide three new pair of scales and as many The Pay- 
eetts of weights for the more speedy weighing of goods at the SeaSide. prowaVnew 

scales. 

Order'd that the Paymaster, Storekeeper and Scavenger do survey all the small Paymaster 
godowns belonging to the Fort Walls and works and make a report how they are &° s r c P a ll v eeper 

employ'd. to survey the 

godowns 
about the 
Fort walls. 

The Duan having sent a horseman with a letter to demand the rent of this Citty The riuan 
and places adjacent for the year 1710 due in July last, Bwrtto ^ 

rent. 

Order'd that the su mm of twelve hundred pagodas be paid him according to 1200 pagodas 
Sallabad. to be paid. 

1711—41 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

Town com- Order'd that the Town Conicoplys duty be paid for Six months, from the last 

£$ga y of May till the last of October. 

Edw d . Harrison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. 
Edward Bulklet. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Richard Hunt. 

Receiv'd a generall letter from the Dep ty . Gov 1 '. & Council of Fort St. David 
dated the 13th Instant. 
IGth. Dispatch'd a generall letter of this days date to the President and Council in 

Bengali advising them of the Dutchess being taken of Goa by two French men of 
warr. 



At a Consultation 



Monday 
19th. 



Present 
Edw d . Harrison Esau. President 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Gov*. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bclkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
.Richard Hunt. 



The President The President reads his [Mint] account for last month and delivers out of 

aceo*. c'^sh the Mint into the Warehouse Rupees three thousand four hundred fifty nine on acco*. 
Custom on Coinage as likewise rupees twelve thousand on account silver coin'd. 

Sea Customers 
Acco*. read. 

Edw*. 

Bulkley late 
Storekeep r . 
pays in pags. 
1085 ; 14 : g. 
the ballanoe 
of his Store- 
kaepers 
account. 



William Martin Sea Customer reads his account for last month. 

Edward Bulkley Storekeeper pays into Cash in part of the ballance of his late 
Storekeepers Account pagodas one thousand and eighty five, fourteen fanams and 
five Cash, being the ballance in full of his account when he was first time Store- 
keeper ending ultimo April 1710. 



Edward Bulkley paymaster reads his Acco'. as follows : 

Charges Garrison Pag s 

Charges diett & allowances ... 

Diett & Stores laid in 

Charges Generall 

Fortifications & repairs 

Charges Cattle 

Priaman Settlement Rising Sun Smack 
Vizagapatam Factory .., 

Fort St. David 

Charges Extraordinary 

Brass Ordnance 



1464 


6: 


356 


16: 


134 


8: 


599 


11: 


432 


6: 


94 


20: 


300 


— : 


35 


12: 


37 


20: 


24 


30: 


1 


— : 



Pag s . 3479 : 



Messrs Messrs Martin & Warre deliver in a report of what goods they find in the Sea 

warred re ort ® ate go^own uncleared no owners appearing to claim them. 

of goods in 
the godown. 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 



Order'd that the said goods be open'd and examin'd and that the liquors and Ordered to be 
what else is perishable be sold at the Sea Gate within thirty days, notes being putt 8old at outcry- 
up at the Sea gate as usuall to give timely notice, and that the produce of such goods 
sold remain in the Sea Customers hands till further order. 

William Jennings Land Customer makeing Complaint that severall goods are Land 
daily run into the pettas, some parcells of which he has seized and fears that the comp^rTa of 
Conicoplys of the Choultry may be underhand concern'd in these rogueries wherefore goods being 
he prays the direction of this board what shall be done with the goods seiz'd, and 
which way to prevent the like practices for the future. 

The Custom has hitherto been that whenever any goods have been seiz'd that Goods seiz'd 
were endeavour'd to be run they were discharged again upon payment of double double Y P " 
Custom, which penalty does not prove sufficient to deterr people from makeing it Custom. 
their daily practice to run all they can. 

Order'd that from henceforth all piece goods that are brought into town Ail goods run 
without passing the Choultry and paying the Custom shall be seiz'd and confiscated 
two thirds to the Hon We . Company and one third to the informer and that -che torn 
torn be beat round the town to give warning to the Merchants and all other Inhabi- 
tants of this Citty, at the same time it is recommended to the Land Customer to 
have a watchf ull eye over the Conicoplys and to use his utmost endeavours in 
discovering the foul practices of which they are suspected. 

There being some reason to suspect that the Armenians and other Merchants of Suspicion of 
this place have at severall times imported rich goods clandestinely by means of false nkntrunning 
package because some chests have lately upon examination been found to contain g° 0(l8 - 
such goods at the- bottom and Course trumpery at top. 

It is earnestly recommended to the present Sea Customer and to all in authority wn!o11 the Sea 
under him that they be very vigilant and earefull to prevent all such frauds for the dedredTo 13 
future, and in order thereto the following method is prescribed. prevent. 

Order'd that every Merchant importing do give in a list with an account of the The Sea 
package to the Sea Customer of what goods he lands before they come to be examin'd, to^^goods 
and if afterwards upon examination it shall appear there is any false package, the Sea run. 
Customer shall not presume to discharge the said goods or any other goods attempted 
to be run without first acquainting the Gov 1 ', in order to have the matter fully 
examin'd into and the offender fin'd according to the value of the goods so attempted 
to be run. 

And whereas sometimes goods are landed with intent to be sold but the markett ah goode 
not answering the expectation of the Importer he has been permitted to reship them u°tom. t0 pay 
without paying Customs upon a false pretence that the said goods were landed by 
mistake of the Captain or Officers aboard, 

Order'd that before any ship is permitted to break bulk the Commander or All eom- 
Supra Cargo be obliged to deliver in a list of all freight goods consign'd to this place ^hips 7o° 
as well as the generall mainfest of their Cargo and that no goods whatsoever be deliver in a 
permitted to be reshipt without paying Custom upon any pretence whatsoever No goods to 
without a fair hearing before this board and the Captain and Officers oath that the ^ t ^ t lpt 
said goods were landed by mistake, except only in such cases where goods are landed paying 
by order of consultation for sufficient reasons express'd therein which are to be wltho'ut an 
always in the Custody of the "Warehousekeeper till they have another order from this order of 
board to reship them. 

Conapa Chittee pays into Cash pagodas eight hundred seventy five in full for one £™ apa 
years rent of Egmore &c a . Villages which is the time he posest them by the single pag^sT 
order of Mr. Eraser when he took away the Cowl from Colloway and Vincattee 
Chittee which was granted them by Gov r . Pitt & Council so that all the rest of the 
rent is due from Colloway & "Vincattee Chittee. 

Coia Ovannes an [Armenian] delivers in a petition against Auga Pera his Coja Ovaimes 

« . . J . n ISi j.i • i-H it i.' petitions 

Countryman as enter d alter this Consultation. against Auga 

Pera. 



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FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 



Auga Pera to 
be Bummoned. 



Order'd that Auga Pera be summon'd to attend next Consultation to answer to 
the said petition. 

"William Warre Rentall Generall makes a Complaint against Padre Milton for 
building up a wall inclosing more ground than belongs to him. 

Order'd that Padre Milton be summon'd to attend next Consultation. 

Edw d . Harbison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. 
Edward Bdlkley. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Richard Hunt. 

Receiv'd a general letter from the Dep ty . Gov r . of Port St. David. 

To the HoN EtE . Edw d . Harrison Esq*. 

President & Gov\ op Port St. George 

por Appairs op the R t . Hon ble . United English 

East India Company &c\ Council 
The humble petition of Coja Ovannes Sheweth 

That your petitioners Pather Auga Pera and one Neugurby were Owners of the 
ship Johan, which said ship being detain'd at Syam and Goa made a lost vovage 
that every man was oblig'd to pay ten thousand one hundred fourty two rupees, 
being according to their proportion the total your petitioners Pather paid, and some 
time after Neugurby paid his share, but has not yet-receiv'd Auga Pera's proportion, 
which your petitioner has often times by his Fathers order demanded of him, but he 
always deferr'd payment saying he would write to his Father and enquire the truth 
of the matter, therefore humbly requests your Honour &c a , would be pleased to take 
this into your most just and serious consideration, and cause him to pay the said 
summ. 

And your petitioner as in duty bound shall ever pray. 



At a Consultation 



Present 



Fkyday 
23 d . 



Two letters 
fiom the 
Depty. Gov' 
of Port St. 
David. 



Edw d . Harrison Esq/ 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Gov E . & President. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Richard Hunt. 



Generall letters from the l)ep tv . Govern 1 , of Fort St. David dated the 13th & 
18th November were read acquainting us that the Enemy fly backward and forward 
from the terms formerly proposed without coming to any positive agreement, but 
that he still continues firm to his first principles resolving to suffer the utmost 
extremity rather than submit to their unreasonable terms. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 165 



FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 



Mr. Bulkley acquaints the board that he has, pursuant to the order of Consul- Mr. Buikiey 
tation dated the 9th Instant, been to view the beef and pork which came up from jj^jJJ r & °* x ^ e 
Bengali on the Hallifax, and finds it to be very rank, rusty and unsavoury. 

Order'd that he endeavour to dispose of the best of it upon any terms he can which u 
gett, and that the remainder be buried under ground. SJfdf" 1 *° be 

Mr. Davenport for Eobert Raworth Sea Customer pavs into cash pagodas one M>. Daven- 
thousand. - KSSS 

pag s . 1000. 

Alexander Bennett Steward delivers in a paper by way of apology for the great a Paper of 
increase of the expences under his management, during the time he has acted under deiim-ed in 
Mr. Frasers Government, which is enter'd after this Consultation. by the 

Steward, 

The said Bennett being call'd in was told by the President that it is the opinion who is 
of this board he is very wrong in his Computation, that the difference in expence computation. 
between twenty Companies Servants in Gov 1 '. Pitts time and thirty six in Mr. Frasers 
amounts to two thousand eight hundred pagodas per annum. 

That as to his second excuse namely the dearness of provision aud Syrash wine Large quail- 
it appears to the board upon examination that some provisions are dearer than provision 
formerly but most part not, and as for the Syrash wine it appears that it has been lavished 
the quantity lavished away rather than the high price that has svvell'd this article of away ' 
the expence tho it has been bought at 15 pag s . per chest in the dear time of the year 
instead of buying it up at ten when the ships first arriv'd, it is allow'd that Syrash 
wine was formerly bought from five to eight pagodas per Chest and that article 
may amount to one hundred and fifty pagodas a year instead of six hundred and 
sixty charg'd in Mr. Bennetts apology. 

The next of the reasons contain'd in the said paper give us no manner of 1500 pag*. 
satisfaction, for we find upou strict enquiry into this matter that this extravagant 2™™ a 
expence has been occasion'd as follows : excepting only one thousand five hundred allowance for 
pagodas per annum, which is a very modest allowance for the increase in number of pan£ om " 
the Hon ble . Companvs Servants. servants. 

Mr. Faucett who made a tolerable good Steward under Gov r . Pitt, that had The former 
alwaies a strict eye over his conduct, and made a constant scrutiny into the whole lavis"*; no 
expence, proved a very lavish Steward under his Successour that left matters wholly striote.ve 
to him and instead of calling him to account permitted him to do what he would him ° ver 
which appears in a great many instances of extravagant prices given for severall 
things that either were or might have been bought up at proper seasons for little 
more than half the value. 

During the whole course of Mr. Frasers Government we observe greater liberty Great liberty 
than ordinary given to all manner of servants both white and black, extravagant j} lo p edin 
allowances at the table, and especially of liquor the most pernicious article, in so time. 
much that twenty bottles of wine were expended in a day, where half the number 
now serve full as well, so that the Masters Carelessness aDd the Servants negligence 
not to call it worse, to which we must add the knavery of the Stewards Servants 
under him have occasion'd this unaccountable expence, and to prevent the like for the 
future, 

Order'd that whatever liquors, wine, arrack, beer, &o a . be hereafter bought up, ah stores 
or brought hither for use of the table be delivered into the Warehousekeepers ?hew red -° 
Custody to be issued by him to the Steward from time to time as it is expended. housekeeper 

to be issued 
to the 

Steward. 

Order'd that a regulation of prices be made for all species of live provisions, Regulation 
and that the Steward do seek out fitt persons to contract with for supplying a nJlef 088 to be 
sufficient quantity at sett rates for the year. 

Order'd that the Steward do monthly deliver an account separate from the The steward 
Paymasters in such a form as shall be hereafter agreed upon, to be particularlv to deliver in a 
inspected into by the Governour and such others of the Council as shall be thought account 8 . 
1711—42 



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■FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 



The steward mos fc p r0 per to assist him. Alexander Bennett present Steward was strictly charged 
charged by by the President to be more watchfull over his Conicoply, and saving even in the 
the President. m i EU test article of his expences, which he promising very faithfully to comply with 
and appearing to be a very sober industrious young man we have thought fitt to 
continue him in his employ. __, 

Fa .e s -.if'Oo William Martin late Warehousekeeper pays into Cash pagodas fifteen hundred. 

Air. Martin. 

William William Jennings Land Customer pays into Cash pae s . two hundred. 

Jennings ° r J * 5 

pays in 
pagodas two 
hundred. 

The Ware- Henry Davenport Warehousekeeper delivers in an account of two hundred twenty 

makes report seven pieces of Longcloth and seventy eight of Sallampores which he found in the 

°i t ?h' maged Warehouse upon his coming to that employ damaged and eaten by the white Ants, 

and not in a condition to be laden for Europe, wherefore he did not enter them in 

his account of remains taken and prays the direction of the board what shall be done 

with them. 

which is to Order'd that the best pieces be pick'd out to be sent to the West Coast upon 

WeTcoast & the first ship, and that the remainder be made into Shirts for the use of the Souldiers 

made into b ere & elsewhere. 

shirts. 

Messrs. Order'd that Messrs. Davenport and Martin do examine that part of the Mogulls 

Marti^to* & present which came from Bengali and that they give us an account of the sorts and 

oTerhauithe the condition they find things in that we may consider how to dispose of them to the 

cZetom* best advantage. 

Bengali. 

William William Warre Eental Generall pays into Cash pag s . ninty two thirteen fanams 

irT^odas 3 on aeeoun * quitt rents which he receiv'd of Mr. Jennings. 

92 : 13. 

Messrs. Messrs. Benyon and Hunt deliver in their report pursuant to an order of 

Benyon& Consultation dated Nov r . [lacuna] which way the deficiency is arisen upon the quitt 
oAhe^uiT rents and how they find that matter to stand in the general books, the consideration 
rent. f w hi c h report is deferr'd untill another oppertunity. 

Mr. Jennings Mr. Jennings delivers in an account of the quitt rents that should have been 

account of" an collected by him, in which there is standing out one years rent of the paddy fields 
the quitt fourty pag s ., Butteca rent and Shroff duty one hundred and fourty pagodas eighteen 
fanams, and upon the quitt rent roll expiring of the last August 1708 Pag s . six 
hundred and twenty, twenty fanams, all which is to be collected by Mr. Warre the 
present Bentall Generall. 

Order'd that Mr. Thomas Frederick do make enquiry what fines, forfeitures 
Acoomptant & c *. there are standing out on the General books in order to apply them to the 
g°enerarDoofes rebuilding the Hospitall. 

lor fines. 

Auga Pera Auga Pera according to summons of last Consultation appeared, and had the 

attends. petition of Coja Ovannes read to him, to which he is order'd to give an answer in 

writing. 
The President The President pays into Cash pag 8 . thirty three on account coinage of gold. 

pays in 

pag*. 33 on EDW B . HARRISON. 

acco*. 

Coinage of ThONAS FREDERICK. 

gold. 

Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkxey. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Richard Hunt. 



rent. 



The 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 167 

FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

To the Hon ble . Edw d . Harrison Esq". 

President & Gov K . of Fori St. George &c\ Council. 

Hon ble . S R . &c\ 

Having perused the report deliver'd to your Hon 1 . &c a . by Messrs. Henry 
Davenport "William Jennings and Bernard rJenyon, wherein they take notice that the 
Stewards expenees are so considerably inereas'd as to be double to what they were 
Anno 1698-9, in answer to which I humbly offer the following reasons : 

The first and Cheif increase of the Stewards expenees is the large number of 
their Servants, which have been more for this last year than severall years past and 
very near double the number they were Anno 1698-9 as per a List of them which 
am ready to produce, wherein the above said year 1698-9 there were but twenty 
Companys Servants (married men excepted who being allow'd diett monev do not 
encrease the Stewards expenees) and this year there has been no less than thirty six, 
so that where six or seven dishes used to be enough formerly, this last year not 
eleven or twelve have been sufficient, which at a moderate computation may encrease 
the Companys expenees two thousand eight hundred pag s . per annum. 

The second encrease of the Stewards expenees is the dearness of provisions, for 
all the housekeepers in town do complain they are risen above twenty per cent, 
which I beleive in most things to be true, for having look'd over some of the former 
Stewards books I find ail sorts of poultry to be dearer than formerly and Syrash 
wine, which is the only wine drank last year at the Companys table to be risen much 
more, it being bought in some of the former Stewards books at five pag s . per Chest 
and the most at seven or eight, where as this last year it has cost (tho bought at 
the best hand) from ten to twelve pagodas per Chest, most other things are risen in 
proportion, but reckoning one or another at but ten per cent it encreases the expenees 
six hundred and sixty pagodas per annum. 

The third encrease of the expenees has been the charge of buying all the 
Bengali goats, geese, Deer, &c a . used throughout the year, which formerly were sent 
to Gov 1 '. Pitt in presents near as many as there was occasion for without any charge 
to the Company, this expence amounts to about one hundred and fifty pagodas per 
annum. 

The fourth encrease of the Stewards expenees has been occasion'd by the late 
Gov rs . allowing beer, cheese, &c a . to the generall table all the year round, the former 
of which Gov 1 '. Pitt allow'd only the time of the hott winds and that at his own 
charge, and the latter during the stay of the Europe Shipping only, this expence 
amounts to about three hundred pagodas per annum. 

The fifth encrease of the Stewards expenees is the charge of buying twenty 
leaguers of Batavia arrack to lye by here in case the troubles at Subordinate 
Pactorys should require them, which tho bought iu April and then charged yett was 
not a drop of it expended the last twelve months before mention'd so consequently 
no ways encreases that years charge and amounts to five hundred & fourty pagodas. 

I could name a few other reasons but being trifles in comparison makes me un- 
willing to be further troublesome to your Hon r . &c a . so submitt the above written to 
your Consideration and crave leave to subscribe with all respect. 

Hon blb . S B . &o\ 
Your Hon". &c*. most faithfull obed'. Servant 
Alexander Bennett. 



Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 



An acco*. of the Stewards expences for the year 1698-9 
for twenty Companjs Servants Mr. Henry Davenport 

Steward' 2721: 12: 40 

1. An acco*. of the Stewards expences for the year 1710 in 

proportion for thirty six Comp as . Serv ts . Alexander 

Bennett Steward 6600: — : — 

2. Allowing provisions to be 1 per cent dearer ... ... 660: — : — 

3. The Charge of buying Bengali goats, geese, &c a . more 

than formerly ... ... ... ... ... ... 150: — : — 

4. The charge of beer, cheese, &c a . more than formerly ... 330 : — : — 

5. Batavia Arrack in the godowns 540: — ■: — 

Pag 3 . 8250: — : — 



At a Consultation 
Present 
„ _ Edward Harrison Esq r . Gov\ & President. 

24 th . Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. Richard Hunt. 

f G rom Form Generall letter from the Dep ty . Gov 1 ', of Fort St. David dated the 22d Instant 

Da^id read. ' advising that the Enemy have trifled with them flying from their first proposalls and 

refusing to give us Avhat they formerly offer'd, insisting nevertheless on the same 

sum of money. 

An answer Agreed that an answer be wrote immediately ordering Mr. Raworth to remain 

immediately ^ rm ^° * Be nrst P™posalls to which if they do not agree he may break of the treaty 
wrote. and proceed against them in an hostile manner. 

Edw d . Harrison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. 
Edw d . Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Rich". Hunt. 

Dispatch'd a generall letter to the Dep ty . Gov 1- , of Fort St. David of this dayes 
date. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 169 



■ FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 
At a Consultation 

Present 



Edward Harrison Esq*. Gov*. & President. Monday 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

"William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. Bichard Hunt. 

Generall letter from tbe Cheif and Council of Vizagapatam dated the 9th Letter from 
Instant was read advising us that they had advanced their Merchants Pour thousand read. Sapa " 
pagodas towards carrying on their investment, and that they are in hourly expecta- 
tion of receiving more cloth out of the Country. 

lad receiv'd a letter from the Dep* 7 . frc M 
Gov r . of Port St. David dated the 24th Instant wherein he acquaints him with the Depty. Gov r . 
terms on which the Enemy are now willing to make a peace, which are as follows : unit ^' 

advising the 
terms the 
Enemy are 
come to. 

They demand of us for the ballance of the Renters debt due to Mr. Roberts Thetalianoe 
and for the damages done to their Villages and the adjacent Country also for the Renters debt 
Charges they have been at during this present warr fifty thousand rupees at three d f ma £ d oo a8 
hundred and fifty rupees for one hundred pagodas, and that in return they will give rupees.' 
us the following particulars, viz' : 

The mole and ditch from Trivindeparuin to our bounds which are so usefull T ^ "f^ 1 " 
for supplying us with water that without them the Inhabitants would be unable to mole&ditofa 
manure tbe ground or pay the rent. ptru m Vinde " 

They will give us their half of six Villages that lye part within our bounds 
and part without, and the ground appertaining to them which are of considerable 
value. 

They will entirely assign the Eenters debt over to us obliging themselves They win 

, j_ii.Li jii. assign the 

not to trouble them or us any more on that account. Renters debt 

over to ns. 

They will permitt it to be enter'd in the article of treaty that they never Ne ™" to 

had any just pretences to our bounds nor ever will make any demands on them for demands on 

the future. our bound3 - 

They will give Horses and Vests to the value of near one thousand pagodas. 

They will give us a town call'd Mallaputta which lies near the side a little They offer us 

to the Northward of our bounds very convenient for us of a considerable value. oniied" 

Mallaputta. 

The same letter further adds that by the best information he can get these are Tbe ]owe ** 
the lowest terms he can ever hope to bring them to and that be has used a great oanTe ey 
deal of art and pains to procure these Villages &c a . that will be very advantageous hloa s^ to. 
to us tho themselves at present make little of them. 

That if we do not make an end our Merchants declare they shall never be able Fear of the 
to comply with their Contract and all the Inhabitants will infallibly forsake the aot'oompty- 
bounds which will be an irreparable damage. Jh gwith 

oontraot. 

That our Merchants have four hundred bales of cloth ready in the weavers The 
hands, but dare not venture to bring in a bale whilst the Enemy surround our havewo* 8 
bounds. l a \ ea read / .. 

but are afraid 
to bring them 
in. 

1711—43 



.170 



Becords of Fort St. George 



Gen", 
letter to be 
writ to Fort 
St. David. 



Advices rec*. 
from 

Pondicherry 
& other parte 
that the two 
French ships 
upon the 
Mallahar 
Coast has 
took the 
Dutchess. 
Order to be 
sent 

Mr. Raworth 
to fitt out the 
sloop Mary 
for Batavia 
with letters 
for Capt. 
Cooke in the 
Howland. 



— FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711 

Agreed to return a geuerall letter in answer to the foregoing empowering tha 
Dep ty . Gov 1 ', and Council to agree to the following terms if they can have any 
tolerable security for performance of articles by the Enemy, after they have first 
used their utmost endeavours to procure an abatement of the same. 

The President acquaints the board that he has rec (1 . advices from Pondichery 
and other parts that the two French ships now upon the Mallabar Coast that have 
taken the Dntchess intend to come round to Pondicherry as soon as the Season 
permitts. 



Agreed that an order be sent immediately to Mr. Eaworth to fitt out the Sloop 
Mary for Batavia to lodge letters for Cap 1 . Cooke in the Howland if as expected he 
should come through the Streights of Sunda for the sake of -Joining the Datch Ships 
bound to this Coast, and that this affair for secrecys sake be left to the management 
of the President only. 

Edward Harrison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davenport. 
"William Martin. 
Edward Bblkley. 
William Jennings, 
Bernard Benton. 
William Warre. 
Eichabd Hunt. 



At a Consultation 



Feyday 
30th. 



Messrs 
Benyon & 
Hunts report 



Present 
Edward Harrison Esq\ Gov 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings- 
William Warre. 



& President. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Eichard Hunt. 



The report made by Messrs Benyon & Hunt in Consultation dated the 23d 
ultimo was taken into consideration and we do agree with them in the said report 
the substance of which is that Mr. John Foquett not being debted in the year 1696 
for any rent role, that same year was elapsed without any collection made and cha 
year following instead of gathering for two years together he gather'd anno 1697 for 
anno 1695, the same omission was made in Mr. Charles Bugdens time and never 
endeavour'd to be remedied nor so much as mention'd in any of the Consultations, 
the said Charles Bugden is not debted anno 1701 in the general books as he ought 
to have been, and the year elapsing without any collection, he afterwards gathers in 
the year 1703 for the year 1700 so that when Mr. Eichard Hunt who knows most 
of this affair came to be made Eentall General! anno 1704 he found that 1702 was 
not clear'd and accordingly he gather'd in 1704 for 1702. Mr. Hunt affirms that he 
complain'd of this to Gov 1 '. Pitt but never receiv'd any orders about it so that 
during the time he was in that employ he collected annually by a rent roll given 
him by the Gov 1 '- & Council for one year only and the two elapsed years were never 
demanded to this day. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 171 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, NOVEMBER 1711- 



Mr. Hunt left this employ to Mr. Jennings Anno 1709 when the rent roll then 
afoot was' for the year 1707 which Mr. Jennings gather'd in and has since gone on 
in the same method collecting by a rent roll made out 1710 for the year 1708. 

This omission has not only been a dead loss to our Hon ble . Masters but it has 
occasion'd so many Difficulties to arise in the collecting the money that much 
encrease the annuall deficiency upon the rent roll, and if we go on in the same 
method we still grow worse and worse by peoples yearly shifting and selling their 
houses, we have therefore after due consideration and seriously weighing the affair 
thought it the Interest of our Masters to come to the following resolutions : 

That the present Rentall Generall do collect by the last rent roll what he 
can gett in for the two elaps'd years taking care not to be hard on such a« are really 
poor and not able to pay. 

That the next rent roll be made out for the year 1711 commencing the 1st 
Sept r . 1710 and ending the last August 17 LI and that the Scavengers duty be 
settled and gather'd by the same roll. 

That the Accomptant do alwaies for the time to come debt the rental] generall 
at first opening of the generall books and that he do take care to see that account 
clear'd and laid before this board ere the books are ballanced. 

That one of the youngest Writers be alwaies employ'd under the Rentall 
Generall and particularly to accompany the Conicoply that gathers in the Quitt rents 
&c a . and take account of what receiv'd that the Conicoply do not keep the money in 
his hands as has often been practised pretending that he can't gett it in. 

That Robert Brooks be employ'd under the Rentall Generall for the present 
year. 

The Accomptant delivers in the generall books ballanced to the last of April 
1711. 

Order'd that pagodas two thousand be advanced Edward Bulkley Paymaster to 
defray Charges Garrison. 

The Secretary pays in to Cash pag 8 . Seventy eight aacount permission of passage 
for the following persons on ship Hallifax : 
Mr. Pluymer and wife 
Mr. Fleetwoods Child 

According to order of Consultation of the 19 th Instant Padre Milton appear 'd 
who was acquainted that we have left the decision of his affair to the Mayor and 
Aldermen. 

Edw d . Harrison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Richard Hunt. 

This afternoon Mr. Coventry Gifford one of the R l . Hon blc . Companys Writers Dec 8 . 2d. 
departed this life of a bloody Flux. 



172 Record* of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Monday Edward Harrison Esq e . Gov". & President. 

3d - Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. Richard Hunt. 

Genu. Letter Generall letters from the Cheif and Council of Vizagapatam dated the 12th and 

pa°am Vlzaea ' 24th November were read advising that their Ensign Zachariah Highlord was dead, 
advising the and that they have sent thirty nine bales of severall goods amounting to pagodas 
TWgn f three thousand eight hundred sixty one, thirty three fanams and five Cash, and that 

Highlord, as soon as the new moon is over when the Countrv people will venture their boats 
more goods will be ready and they have a good prospect of answering our expecta- 



& that they 

have sent 

39 bales of tion . 

severall 



The said letter further adds that they have been treating with the Dasheroon 

Merchants for a pareell of Longcloth and Sallumpores to the amount of fifteen 

hundred pagodas of which they have sent Musters by this Conveyance. 

The Mer- Further that the said Merchants have proposed to provide next year thirty 

chants will thousand pagodas of Longcloth, Betteelas and Sallumpores of the same goodness with 

3o"ooo pags. the musters. 

Their mnsters Then the musters were laid before the board and compar'd with ours of this 

appear to be place, the course Longcloth and Sallumpores appears to be a much better sort of 
better than gj^flj ^ en urs, if well sorted to the muster is undoubtedly worth the prices they 
propose to make it at, vizt. thirty pagodas for the Longcloth and twelve and half 
for the Sallumpores. 
The said Order'd that the said musters be sent to washing when we can still compare 

masters to be them the better with ours in order to give our finall answer to Vizagapatam. 
Geni. letter Generall Letter from the Dep ty . Gov r . of Fort St. David dated the 24th No- 

Da C vTdread St ' vember was read, as also one from the Dep ty . Govern 1 ', dated the 29th advising that 
advising the when he expected the Enemy would have come to a conclusion by signing the treaty 
MkTirom 6 they fell off entirely at once from their own proposalls refusing to grant us anything 
iheirown f what they had promis'd and nevertheless peremptorily demanding the said sum of 
proposa s ^^ thousand rupees, and whilst we were expostulating upon these unreasonable 
alterations of their terms the 28th in the morning they had placed their men ready 
Tired upon j n ambuscade near our bounds and as our people drew out early in the morning as 
an^d^mag^. usuall they fired upon them without any manner of provocation tho no great damage 

was done. 
They likewise The same day they sent us a very scandalous paper byway of remonstrance 

scandalous which is as enter'd after this Consultation, advising us to stand upon our guard for 
paper. they would be among us. 

Noiikeiyhood Wherefore seeing no likelyhood of an accommodation Mr. Baworth thought it 

an Tc^m- *° Dest to be beforehand with them, and accordingly the 28th at night fell into their 
modation. camp with a hundred men and did notable execution killing abundance of men and 
horse th.6 we have not yet the exact particulars. 

Our willingness to have made an end of this troublesome affair did undoubtedly 
encourage the Enemy to beleive that we were so weary of the warr as to submit to 
any terms and they realy began to think that we were afraid of their numbers but 
undoubtedly this action will convince them to the contrary. 

a Letter to A letter drawn up and sign'd to be sent Mr. Raworth upon this occasion as 

Fort st. to enter'd after this Consultation. 

Darid. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 173 

FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711 

The President reads his account Cash for last month, ballance being pagodas Cash account 

fifty five thousand four hundred sixty nine, twenty one fanains and four cash. read ' 

Order'd that the Paymaster, Storekeeper and Mr. Way do survey Mr. William The Pay- 
Martins house and report whether it be a convenient place for a mint and what the s^"' r 
said house may be worth. & Mr. Way 

to survey 
Mr. Martins 
houee. 

It appearing by the Warehouse books that Mr. Ferdinand de Coningsby, son to air. Comngs- 
my Lord Coningsby who laid down the Service and went for England, is indebted tJ,™e ww- 
to Mr. Eobert Kaworth Warehousekeeper pagodas one hundred and eleven, eleven housekeeper 
fanams, fifty Cash for several! goods receiv'd of the said Warehousekeeper from time Wf. **. 50 . 
to time 

Order'd that his account be sent home by the next ship to the Hon ble . Company His account 
in order to have their money recover'd from those that wera his Security at his h °^ e e 8ent 
coming abroad. 

And whereas it appears by the Warehouse accounts that severall young Writers 
&c a . have beer, trusted for summs farr exceeding what they are able to pay in some 
years, which if they should happen to die would be entirely lost, 

Order'd that for the future no Warehousekeeper do trust any Writer or Factor No Writers 
in the Hon ble . Companys Service for more than one years salary without sufficient ° nr b Jtrusted 

SeCUritV . for more than 

ono years 
salary 
without 
sufficient 
security. 

William Jennings Land Customer prays the direction of the board what shall be L«id 
done with the three peices of Betteelaes which were seiz'd in endeavouring to be p r "y°™he 
run before the late order of Consultation dated the 19th November last. direction of 

the Board. 

Order'd that the said goods be discharg'd paying double Custom as usuall 
being seiz'd before the new order was made. 

Edw d . Harrison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Bichard Hunt. 

Dispatched a generall Letter to the Cheif and Council of Vizagapatam of this 4 T *. 

days date. 

From Annomojee Puntclo to Serapa. 

I receiv'd your letters and shew'd it to Laula who says its the custom of these 
Country people to be troublesome with repetitions and that ho knows not what to 
say, upon which he summon'd the Buxee and after consulting order'd me to write 
you as follows : 

Since your arrivall at Tevenapatam ycu wrote us severall letters upon which 
propos'd to Suroop Sing making an accommodation of the troubles created by the 
former Gov r . of that place which occasion'd a great deal of pains and earnest solicita- 
tions to treat with you about a peace which at last he conceeded to and you 
1711—44 



174 Records of Fort St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711- 



promis'd we should, be dispatched again in eight days time and fourty are already 
elaps'd and our Forces has been this way now five months which has created vast 
charges notwithstanding by the instigation of some ill advisers you are now for 
breaking of the truce, it cant be thought you or the Glov r . are culpable after so much 
pains so that we oon't continue idle the Mogulls Dominions reach from Eamash 
Sharum to Europe and Surop Sing under so great a Prince commands to the amount 
of twelve lack of pagodas yearly and absolute Gov r . of Chingee granted by the 
Mogulls Phirmaund which includes Cuddalore, Trepopilore, Mangee Copang &c a . 
towns which intitling us to a propriety of claim, we therefore according to our lawful 
title are come to demand and discourse about them, so that if you can produce any 
writings Authentick that nominate your title desire you'l produce them and we shall 
act accordingly, but you can't shew us any such writings, you have settled yourselves 
at Tevenapatam and Secured yourselves and all the towns under it by your bribery 
and craft, hitherto makeing yourselves Masters of bounds and to this time enjoying 
the product but we can't any longer suffer such doings and now make our demands 
on your bounds conformabie to our grant from the Great Mogull. 

We are assur'd you have no lawful! title and by your subtility have infring'd 
and impos'd as an Enemy on the great King, your revenue amounting to twelve 
thousand Chuckrums per annum and do further declare that whosoever opposes our 
taking possession of Cuddalore and Tevenapatam are Enemys to the Great Mogull, 
and for every horse that may be lost on any such occasion must be answerable ten 
thousand pag 8 . to which I call the following evidence and take their attestations to 
forward to the Great Mogull demonstrating the impositions you have been guilty of. 
To say Cawn Goy Deske moukee Darrag Moushref Bux Busaude tis well known the 
Great Mogull labour'd twelve years at an immense charge to conquer Chingee 
Country to instate Suroop Sing, and your purchase was in the time of the Moratta 
troubles and by firing your guns extended your bounds as farr as Cuddalore to the 
Southward and Witchmere to the Northward, and the Town of Trepopilore you got 
by bribery which was worth two thousand Chuckrums per annum,and your being 
there seems purposely to incroach on the Kings Country which will further involve 
all your Sea ports in irreparable trouble, your proper place is only Tevanapatam but 
you have for these twelve years injoy'd forcibly ten towns besides that is worth 
thousand Chuckrums yearly which we shall now demand by virtue of the Kings 
Phirmaund on our heads and can only compare you to the Fuckeera of the country 
who make a trade of begging and are generally the greatest thieves immaginable, so 
vou under the name of Merchants are destroying and turning utter Enemys to the 
Mogull, but as we eat the Kings Salt you shall find how we'll serve him now in the 
Waldore country you have destroy'd fourty towns & fifty thousand Chuckrums of 
paddy and Yembollum Pander a man unarm'd and praying to God with about thirty 
more was kill'd and plunder'd to the amount of ten thousand pagodas, their people 
went to the Duans brother with the complaint and he wrote to Suroop Sing to gett 
them the mony again and you plunder'd Laula Deepsea whose houses and mony you 
are possess'd of, and want to know in what manner you can acquitt yourselves of 
this and because we came to demand our due of twelve thousand Chuckrums due 
yearly on your bounds you run into our country and burn and plunder above one 
hundred thousand, the occasion of enlargeing so is upon the account of your inviting 
us in a friendly manner and keeping us fourty dayes though we was obliged to write 
what ought to have been done before, therefore send your answer what you think 
proper, this is the Mogulls affair and although vou may think to fee and acquire an 
accommodation by other means you may depend it will never do, and who ever will 
undertake being mediator will alwaies have referrence to our just pretences which 
are in writing and be only a great expence to you, so if you will quiettly resign to 
us or lett us peaceably take possession of Trepopilore, Cuddalore, &c a . what you 
plunder'd in the Waldore Country, damages doue to Yembollum Pander Sheva Nague 
Hedee renters debts of eight thousand Chuckrums and its interest, and on your 
delivering Verage to Armutta Pilla who is his security for six thousand Chuckrums 
you must make him pay the money and interest as also the charges of our Camp 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 175 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711- 



and then we shall be peaceable otherwayes shall remain here being come on purpose 
to vfsit.t you so would advise you to keep your forces in usuall good order, all which 
Laula order'd me to write you and desires me you would seriously consider the 
purport you wrote me very reflecting complaining of my letters I think it pretty well 
agrees with your treatment because you undertake being a mediator and are partiall 
altogether which ought not to be under pretence of concluding a peace with us, you 
in the interim have made your contract and gott your roads cleared your prisoners 
enlarg'd and supply'd with provisions sent for Lauia and in forty day time appear'd 
twice and then break of a truce as if you was ignorant not considering Surop Sings 
Friendship you now feign unexperience. You promis'd when I was at Chingee the 
renters should pay th< j ir debts and since I came and discours'd you, you promis'd the 
Company would pay it and three days after their Braminy came to some of your 
people and perswaded you to make the Company pay their debt and take it upon 
them, besides all this the business between Armutta Pilla and Veragoo Eeddee 
severall of your Merchants how 'twas decided which summ you likewise exclude us 
from, you often repeat to me about Six peices of ground and a town &c a . if you can 
satisfie Laula by agreement and dispatch him if you want any town you then may 
ask him which is what alwaies told and wrote you and now you insist on a town in 
the Waldore country, we came here to make our just demand for our Jaggeer & not 
to sell you any towns or ground which you know can't be done and is only a device 
to break of the peace and sett at your own ease Merchant like you often complain of 
me and excuse yourself this being the last time induces me to enlarge knowing the 
Gov r . and you are willing to make an end, and God will punish the instigator of 
breaking such a peace and after three or four days after we have mett and try'd 
hand to hand you'l find the ill consequences so you must not be angry tis not our 
fault. I must take leave of you as the last time about this business. 

Nov\ 28™. 1711. 



To Eobekt Eawokth EsqA 

Dep it . Gov b . of Fort St. David. 

S". 

Yours of the 29th came to our hands yesterday which takes no notice of your 
having receiv'd ours either of the 24th or 27th. 

Since all the steps we have made towards an accommodation of your troubles 
have only serv'd to make them mistaken wretches our Bnemys beleive we would 
buy our peace at any rate and since they insulted us in our bounds at a time when 
we had reason to expect they would have been satisfied with our agreeing in a 
manner to their own proposalls we can't but unanimously applaud your bold attack 
made upon their Camp in the night and heartily congratulate your good success of 
which we hope a more particular account according to your promise. 

Since the hopes of peace are vanish'd for the present we desire you will engage 
as many of your neighbours as you can in your Interest and that you will left us 
know your circumstances frequently that we may do our best to supply you. 

The hon ble . example you shew'd those under your command in being abroad 
during the action to secure the partys return and give the neceesary directions 
diserve our particular thanks and we hope had that effect upon your Council as to 
carry them along with you, our Gov r . tells us he has lately heard our Hon bI ''. Masters 
say that they expect their Covenant Servants as well as the Millitary should upon 
occasion draw their swords in defence of their Estates, we don't know but that it 
may be so with you, but we observe we have not yet heard anything tending that 



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-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711- 



way we wish your further success & 
we are. 



Fort St. George 
Dec*. 3b. 1711. 



contribute all in our power to shew you_ 



S*. 

Your Kumble Servants 

E. Harbison. 
T. Frederick. 
H. Davejsport. 
■W. Martin. 

B. BOLKLEY. 

W. . Jennings. 
B. Brnyon. 
W. Warre. 
E. Hurt. 



At a Consultation 



Thursday 
6th. 



Land Cus- 
tomers Aceot. 
read. ' 



Present 
Edward Harrison Esq r . Gov". 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



& President. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Bichard Huot. 



William Jennings Land Customer reads Iris acco*. for last month as follows 



Chor.ltry Custom 
Eubie Brokers 
Registring Slaves 



123: 8 

52: 35: 

4: 24 



180 : 31 : 75 



Pays in 50 

pags. 

A complaint 

made by the 

Arrack 

Farmers. 



The Justices 
of the 
Choultry to 
send for 
Lewis 
Melique. 



and pays into Cash pag s . 50 on that acco t . 

The President acquaints the board he has a complaint made him by the Arrack 
Farmers that by reason of a much greater number of persons than usuall being 
licenced to sell arrack by the dram they find such a decrease in the vend of their 
arrack that they are not able to go on with the farm, praying releif or othervvayes 
they are undone. 

Upon examination into the wine licence last granted to Simon Kilpatrick and 
Lewis Melique we find they are only permitted by the said Cowl to sell all sorts of 
Europe liquors and punch but no arrack mention'd either in drams or otherwayes. 

Order'd that the Justices of the Choultry do send for Lewis Melique and make 
enquiry how he had cornply'd with his Cowl how many persons he has licenced and 
in what manner and that they do make a report thereof to the board. 

An Investment at Vizagapatam for the ensuing year was taken into considera- 
tion and debated. 

Agreed that considering the troubles at Fort St. David are likely to continue 
whereby we may be disappointed of part of our Investment there we cant do better 
than to give timely directions to Mr. Hastings to contract for the amount of fifty 
thousand pagodas especially considering that by reason of the cheapness of grain in 
those parts and the great number of hands in all likelyhood he will be able to procure 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



177 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711- 



Longcloth, Sallumpores and Sail cloth better and cheaper than we can contract for 
here because grain is at double the price and the number of weavers very much 
diminished by this last years sickness. 

Mr. Thomas Frederick reports pursuant to an order of Consultation dated 23d Mr. Frederick 
November that he finds severall creditts upon the generall books and particularly fX£editts Ter " 
the Town Conicoplys duty which is that part of the said duty belonging by ancient ^p™ the gen- 
right to the Corporation, also the produce of goods unclear'd at the Custom house for 
which no owners have appear'd, with severall other summs as per list enter'd after 
this Consultation. 



Agreed that the foresaid summs be eniploy'd in the necessary buildings that we The aforesaid 
are now going about and particularly that we subscribe in the Hon ble . Coinpanys name *" nectary 111 
to the Hospitall to be made good out of the yaid summ. U5) ee- 

Recommended further to the Justices of the Choultry that they forbear Corporall The justices 
punishment and alwaies fine those offenders that are able to pay to the use of the ? ry to forbear 
tospitali. JKLt* 

fine the 
offender 3 . 

Edward Harrison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davenport. 
Willtam Martin. 
Edw b . Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
William Warke. 
Richard Hunt. 

Received a generall letter from the Deoutv Gov r . & Council of Fort St. David f™ d - » le " er 

_ ° »• J from Fort St. 

dated the 5th Instant. David. 

Extract from the generall books of creditts. 

Creditts in Aeco ,s . Vizt : 



Thomas Wright Warehousekeeper 

Nino Chittee 

Town Conicoplys duty 

Owners unknown 
Thomas Wright Sea Customer .,. 
John Me verell Land customer ... 
Mahomud Sallee deceased 

Allea Vandee deceased 

Punneapa Muddalaree ... 

Gulston Addison 

Ayapa Chittee &c a . Merchants ... 
Edward Baugus 



Pag* 






83 


23 


5 


130 


22 


4 


1094 


10 


— 


81 


28 


— 


8 


13 


3 




16 


— 


455 


8 


3 


1036 


9 


1 


17 


4 


1 


— 


33 


3 


83 


23 


5 


22 


' 8 


— 



Pag s . 3014: 21 



1711—45 



178 Records of Fort St. George 

■ FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711 

At a Consultation 

Present 
Monday Edward Haekison Esq*. Gov". & President. 

° TH - Thomas Frederick. Heney Davenpoet. 

William Maetin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 
William Waree. Bichard Hunt. 

Geni. letter Generall letter from the Dep tv . Gov r . and Council of Fort St. David dated the 

Davi/ao- St " 5th Instant was read acquainting us that the Enemy were remov'd something further 
quainting from them to the North West and were intrenching themselves in their Camp. 

that the ° r 

Enemy were 

removed & 

likewise of 

the death of 

the Deputy 

Gov". 

Cooke. 

The 9aid letter acquaints us of a raricouutar between George Brand Gentleman 
of Arms and John Hughs the Dep ty . Gov rs . Cook wherein the latter had the misfor- 
tune to be kill'd. 
They desire a They likewise request a supply of grain before the N.E. monsoon is done. 

grain. 

They ae- They likewise acquaint us that the Merchants will have a great quantity of 

Merchants the e l° tn readv at Porto - Novo bv ttie ^ 5th December but can't bring it thr6 Surop 
have a good Sings Country during the warr and prav our directions therein. 

quantity of " 

oloth ready. 

Ordee'd that George Brand be detain'd close prisoner till they have an oppor- 
tunity to send him up hither with the wittnesses to a tryall. 
a letter to he Agreed that a letter be wrote to Fort St. David pressing them to use their 

st r °D to -/ ort Sloops now the wind and weather permitts to gett in what cloth they can from Porto 

JN070 with all expedition the Averilla b9iDg daily expected. 
The ware- Mr. Davenport Warehousekeeper delivers in a list of that part of the Kings 

delivers 8 nT a present sent back from Bengali by the Success Gaily and prays the direction of 
list of the this Board for the disposall of the severall particulars. 

Kings 
present. 

Order'd that the Warehousekeeper do sell of every thing as oppertunity offers 

to the best advantage except such things as are propper for presents to the great 

men of these parts. 
He likewise Mr. Davenport Warehousekeeper likewise delivers in a list of all the remains of 

HatTo? broad hroad cloth, Perpettuanoes, Druggetts, &c a ., Manufacture that have been deliver'd 
cloth. over from one Warehousekeeper to another for severall years, the said list is enter'd 

after this Consultation, 
other things He likewise acquaints us that many of the things are worm eaten and damaged 

thTgodown 1 " by lying so long useless in the Godown. 

whioh is Order'd that the Warehousekeeper do put up all the said remnants to sale in 

ordered to he |^ e tj me f mos t shipping being in this road, and that he putt everything in small 

lotts as will best suit every body's conveniency and that he letts the whole go for 

what he can gett. 

Oeder'd that hereafter an annuail sale be made at the Sea Gate for all such like 

remains soon after the arrival! of the new supply. 

The Fort St. David Merchants having sent up their Gomasters hither to receive 

the broadcloth according to contract, we have in consideration that they have 

already brought in a good quantity of goods and that they are daily bringing in 

more, agreed to deliver them one hundred and fifty bales of broad cloth of severall 

sorts. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711- 



A generall letter received from the President & Council of Bengali dated the General letter 
1st October by pattamars was read advising the arrival of the Europe ships at 
Eogues Eiver, and that Loodee Caun was turn'd oat of his employ, which is 
mallancholly news to us at this juncture and plainly convinces us of what a long 
time apprehended that Sulphaker Cawn who now entirely maunages all the great 
affairs of the Empire is thoroughly disobliged by our attempting to introduce the 
present any other way than by him. 

Henry Davenport Warehousekeeper pays into Cash pagodas one thousand on 
that account. 



Henry 
Davenport 



Henry Davenport for Robert Rawortb Sea Customer pays into Cash pag s . one 
thousand on that account. 

William Martin Sea Customer pays into Cash one thousand pagodas on that 
account. 

Edw d . Harrison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. 
Edw d . Bulklet. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Eichard Hunt. 

Receiv'd a generall letter from Mr. Nbden at Metehlepatam dated the 25th 
November 1711. 

"Receiv'd a generall letter from the President & Couucil in Bengali dated 1st 
October per pattamarr. 

Dispatch'd a generall letter to the Dep tv . Gov 1 ', and Council of Fort St. 
David of this days date. 

Account of damaged cloth in the godowns. 
Broad Cloth Fine Vizt.: 



Green worm eaten ... 

Blew 

Meddle Coll' 1 . Spotted & worm eaten 

Black ditto 

Aurora Spotted & worm eaten 
Scarlett fine Spotted & damaged . . . 
Cloth Bashes worm eaten Spotted & damaged 
Broad Cloth Ord^. Vizt. : 

B,ed Spotted damaged & worm eatm 
Worsted Camhlett Spotted & worm eaten 
Silk Druggetts spotted worm eaten & damaged 
Callimancoes Spotted & worm eaten 
Bussell stuff spotted & worm eaten 
Perpettuanoes Ord ry . worm eaten & damaged 
Salloons . . . . D°. Spotted 



pag». 

H. Davenport 
forR. 

Raworth pays 
1000 pag s . 

Sea Customer 
pays in 1000 
pagodas. 



yds. 


rem 


28 


7 


12 


12 


6 


14 


1 


15 


— 


33 


— 


4 


— 


6 





8 


34 


— 


75 


35 


12 


— 


11 


— 


11 


18 



10 



10 



]80 



Records of lor t St. George 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711- 

At a Consultation 



Thursday 
13 th . 



Warehouse 
accot. read. 



A propoBall 
made by 
Colloway & 
Vincattee 
Chittee 
about a piece 
of ground. 



A cow] to be 
given them . 
The papers 
relating to 
Auga ] J era & 
Coja Ovannes 
translated & 
to be 
examined. 



The 

Merchants 
called in & 
the old 

Metchlepatam 
Musters 
produced. 



Present 

Edw d . Harbison Esu\ Gov E . & President. 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. Eichard Hunt. 

Edward Harrison Esq 1 '. Mintmaster reads that acco'. for last month Yizt. : 

Custom on coinage of gold pag s . 11:6. 
Ditto on Silver Rup s . 100 : 14. 

Mr. Henry Davenport Warehousekeeper reads that ace*, for last month. 

Mr. Bernard Benyon Storekeeper reads that aeco*. for last month. 

A proposall having formerly been made in Consultation dated November 1st bv 
[N]alla Mutta &c a . Renters under Colloway & Vincattee Chittee of a piece of ground • 
belonging to the Village of Tandore that they would plant it with lime trees for the 
use of this Citty provided we would grant them a Cowl for ten years longer after the 
lease of Colloway and Vincattee Chittee is expired, for which piece of ground they 
are willing to pay the annuall rent of seventy pag s . instead of fifty four pag s . which 
was their agreement with Colloway & Vincattee Chittee. 

Agreed that a Cowl be given them according to their request. 

All the papers being translated relating to disputes in account between Auga 
Pera and Coja Ovannes, 



Order'd that Messrs. Frederick Davenport and Benyon do examine the said 
papers and make a report. 

The Merchants were eall'd in and the old musters of Metchlepatam goods 
produe'd in order to contract for the quantity mention'd in the list of goods to be 
provided by tbis years shipping, for which they demand the following prices alledg- 
ing that it is setting up a new Manifacture in this place, and that Chay is dear, but 
that they do not question when the people have been once sett to work and are 
falling into the right way of manufacturing these goods they may be able to make 
them as cheap as they have formerly been at Metchlepatam. 



Their 

proposals 

very 

extravagant. 



The Land 
Customer 
aoquaints the 
Board of 125 
peicee of 
Betteelas 
wch. he has 
seized. 



Allajarrs 
Saserguntes 
Groaconcheralls 
Colloway poes 
Sadaruncberas 



Peices of Metchlepatam goods. 

Lo 15-J yds. 1 yd. broad Fag s . 50 per Corge 



15$ d°. 1 d°. 
18$ d°. 1 d°. 
15$ d°. 1 d°. 
15| d°. I d°. 



Eomalls Bengali 11| d°. f d° 



It is the opinion of this Board that the prices propos'd are too extravagant tho 
we observe they are much about the same as specified in the New Companys contracts 
at Metchlepatam and therefore we have deferr'd coming to any agreement in hopes 
by some means or other to contract upon better terms so as to have the goods ready 
in time by the next September Ship. 

Mr. Jennings Land Customer acquaints the Board that he hath made a seizure 
of one hundred twenty five peices Pegu Betteelas pursuant to the order of Consul- 
tation dated the 1 9th M ovember which have been conceal'd severall days in a 
Merchants house, undoubtedly with an intent to run the Custom or else they had 
been brought to the Choultry directly according to order. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 181 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711 



Order'd that Mr. Jennings do examine the Couicoplys and make a report which Land 
way these goods came into Town, how they have been conceal'd so long, and which f u ^°™" 



xamine 



of their Officers upon the Choultry seem'd to have had a hand in the contrivance. the 

Oonicoplys & 



lver in a 
report. 
Letter 
from Metoh- 



A Generall Letter from Mr. Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 25th November 
was read as also his acco\ of disbursements for keeping the Factory in repair, peons ^p atlltI> ,., 
and other necessary charges. as also 

Mr. Nodens 
aocot. of 
disburse- 
ments. 

'Order'd that they be deliver'd the Accomptant to be examin'd and compared Tol)e 
with other accounts. " ' StlJ 

taut. 

Severall Complaints having been made since the arrivall of President Harrison Complaints 
by the Surgeons and Military Officers that the Mint house being over against and so rr^ntby 
very near to the Main guard and Joining to the Free guard house has contributed the Burgeons 
very much to the late Sickness amongst the Souldiers by the hott land winds blowing omt^oYthe 
the offensive smoak made by melting the lead directly in among them night and dav, Mint - 
which upon consideration we are realy of opinion is but too true, and further con- 
sidering that the said house is dropping down and requires a very large repair, as 
also that it is ill contriv'd and so streight that we are oblig'd annually (when we 
have most business in the hight of the land winds) to build a shed before the said 
house half way into the Street over against the Fort gate where the Souldiers 
parade, for in melting the lead & silver which i,s an insupportable noisauce 
and occasions an extraordinary expence, we have thought it necessary for the 
foregoing reasons to sett up a convenient Mint in some other place where it will be 
less offensive and Mr. William Martin being about disposing of his house which 
stands by the river side in a very proper place within the walls and has already 
upon a survey by sufficient persons been reported to us to be a very well contriv'd 
substantiall building that will last many years and that it has all the eonveniencys 
necessary for our intended purpose without putting the Company to any further 
Charge 

Agreed to purchase the said house of Mr. William Martin with all the ground Mr. Martina 
thereunto belonging for the Summ of thirteen hundred pag s . purchased. 8 

Gruapa &c a . Arrack Farmers pays into Cash Pagodas three hundred sixteen and Pa s s - 3 . 16 . : 
twenty four fanams on that account. b* ^Arrack 

Farmers. 

.fcjitw . Harrison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davknport. 
William Martin. 
Edw d . Bclkley. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Bichard Hunt. 

Beceiv'd a generall letter from Mr. Noden at Metchlepatam dated the 25th 16. 
November. 



1711—46 



182 



Records of Fort St. George 



Monday 
17th. 



Sea Custo- 
mers a ceo*. 
read. 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711- 
At a Consultation 



Present 



Edw d . Harrison Esq," 
Thomas Frederick. 
William Martin. 
William Jennings. 
William Warre. 



Grov E . & President. 
Henry Davenport. 
Edward Bulkley. 
Bernard Benyon. 
Bichard Hunt. 



The Accomptant reads his Journall parcells for the month of October last. 
William Martin Sea Customer reads his acco 1 . for last month. 

The President acquaints the Board that he has detected a Villainous practice 
among those that are employ'd under the Farmers of the Measuring duty upon grain, 
who forcibly take from the poor buyers four times the quantity allow'd by the Cowl, 
which is so great an oppression upon the poor that if not timely prevented will make 
that revenue insupportable, also that he had severely punish'd the under officers 
upon sufficient proof made by the person that complain'd. 

It appears by the Cowl granted to the present Farmers by the late President & 
Council that they are strictly enjoin'd not to take more than is therein allow'd them 
(which is one small measure in every pagodas worth from the buyer and two fanams 
per garce both from the buyer and seller) on any pretence whatsoever under penalty 
of forfeiting the said Cowl, and being fin'd at the pleasure of the Governor &, 
Council. 

Agreed that the said Farmers have forfeited their . Cowl and that it be lett out 
to the fairest bidder upon giving sufficient security that neither he or any employ'd 
under him shall do anything contrary to the tenor thereof. 

Order'd that the offending Farmers be taken into Custody till they pay such a 
fine as shall be thought reasonable by this Board according to their circumstances. 

Poncolo Kistna the cheif person of the present beetle and tobacco Farmers who 
have hitherto punctually comply'd with their monthly payments which was never 
done before their time offering to take the measuring Farm for five years at eight 
hundred and twenty pagodas per annum, and to abate the two fanams per garce 
from the buyer which will be some ease to the poor, in consideration that he is the 
best person we can trust 

Agreed that the Cowl be granted him and that the Secretary do prepare the 
same to be sign'dnext Consultation. 

The President acquainting the Board that he has had severall proposalls made 
to him for farming a small duty upon toddy, salt, and Tamerin 

Agreed, in consideration that we are at present employed to give the Averillaa 
speedy dispatch when she arrives from Bengali, these matters be deferr'd till that 
Ship is gone and that in the mean time we will inform ourselves exactly concerning 
the same imposts and particularly if they will not be burthensome to the poor. 

The employment of Master of the Arms being vacant by Ensign Hobbs going to 
Fort St. David 

Agreed that Mr. John Cottrell a sober and diligent person be taken into that 
employ. 

The Land Customer gives account of severall Chests with odd things in them 
which have lain many years upon the Choultry no body being able to give an 
account to whom they belong. 

Order'd that they be examin'd and dispos'd of for what can be gott and the 
produce brought to the Companys account. 



Diary and Consullaiion Book, 1711 183 



-FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711- 



Mr. Hunt being ask'd what progress lie lias made in extracting all standing 
orders from out of the Generall Letters into a proper book for that purpose pursuant 
to an order of Consultation [lacuna] answers that by reason of his indisposition and 
the assistance he has been oblig'd to give the Aceomptant in bringing up the books 
he has not been able to finish that work tho he has made a beginning and will now 
go on expeditiously therewith. 

Urder'd that for the future the Secretary do never fail upon the receipt of all 
generall letters to extract all standing orders and insert them in a proper register 
for that purpose to be viewed at all times by any person setting at this Board, and 
that all orders relating to particular persons be serv'd upon them by the Secretary 
that no one may pretend himself Ignorant of the same. 

Mr. Thomas Way Inhabitant of this place having for some years serv'd as 
weigher at the Sea gate being a person very well skill'd in building and having the 
most knowledge of any body here in Fortifications offering his service to Supervize 
and direct the works that we are by necessity oblig'd to go about 

Agreed that he be employ'd in that Service at a Sallary of ten pagodas per 
month so long as we shall have occasion for him and no longer. 

Edw d . Harrison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. 
Edward Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Richard Hunt. 

This morning Ship Averilla Cap*. Robert Hurst Commander arriv'd in this road 
from Bengali and about ten a clock the Commander came ashore and brought with 
him the R*. Hon ble . Company's Packett. 



At a Consultation 
Present 
Edw b . Harrison Esq,*. Gov". & President. Wednes- 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenport. day 19 - 

EVENING. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

WiLLLiM Jennings. Bernasd Benyon. 

William Warre. Richard Hunt. 

A. Generall letter from Bengali per the Averilla was read confirming the news Gem. letter 
of Loodee Cawns being displaced and that they intend to send the present for Pattna read. BengaU 
in few dayes. 

They also acquaint us that Mr. Josiah Chittee is indebted to the Company as Th ey. 
per his obligation at Interest rupees twenty thousand eight hundred thirty six, Machine's 
twelve aanas and eleven pice, of which they have attach'd twelve thousand five is indebted (o 
hundred rupees, his share in the Dolben, and desire U3 to seize the remainder if any 20336°«peeJ 
of his effects arrive at this Port hereafter. I2amms& 

Desire us to 

stop his 
effects at this 



Port if 



any. 



18* Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711 

Acquaint os Likewise acquaint ua of the happy arrivall of the Darby the 2(Jth of November 

oi ■thearrivaii j n Ballasore Road. 

of the Darby. 

The Averiiia Ordee'd that the Warehousekeeper do unlade the Averilla of all goods except 

loaded""" ^ ne P e ^ re w ^ n tne utmost expedition. 

and found to Finding by the Invoice that the Ship has much more petre aboard then the 

^ r e e p"£° ard Charterparty proportion, which the Cap', says he requested in form of the Council 

than charter- in the Bay to make his Ship sail worthy, but no copy of his request being sent us in 

pary ' the packett nor no mention made of this matter in the generall letter as ought to 
have been, 

Obdeb'd that the overplus of petre be taken out unless the Cap', do give us a 
duplicate of his request made to the President and Council in Bengali and that the 
Warehousekeeper do take care thereof. 

Twelve Oedee'd that twelve Lascars be sent aboard early in the morning out of the 

e^nTaboard 116 g unr ooni Crew to assist in the speedy unlading the Ship. 

Cap'. Hurst acquainting the board that after he was kintilaged in Bengali the 

Council coming to find they should want redwood for the Ships bound home directly 

they had taken his redwood out again. 

The charter- Oedee'd that the Warehousekeeper do lade aboard the Averilla the Charterparty 

portaonTf proportion of redwood with all expedition. 

redwood to be 
laden aboard 
the Arerilla. 

Lewis Lewis Mellique Farmer of the Wine Licence having contrary to the tenor of his 

contrary to Cowl licenced severall persons without the knowledge or permission of the Gov 1 ', in 

his Cowl has an irregular manner to sell arrack by the dram to the great prejudice of those that 

severall farm the duty upon Parriar arrack, 

persons, 

The said Order'd that the said Lewis Melique do pay a fine of thirty pagodas for the 

tcTmv^ flrre" 6 foresaid offence, and he was call'd in and caution'd against the same practices for the 
of oo"pag° dae - future upon pain of forfeiting his licence and being further fin'd at the discretion of 
this board . 

No more than Agreed that a Number of persons not exceeding ten be permitted to sell Bat 



to sell 
Eatavia & 
Goa arrack 
by the dram. 



and Goa arrack by the dram for the benefitt of the Souldiers and gunroom crew in 
this Garrison that they may not be oblig'd to drink the parriar arrack which is very 
prejudicial to their health. 

Edw d . Harrison. 
Thomas Frederick. 
Henry Davenport. 
William Martin. 
Edw b . Bulkley. 
William Jennings. 
Bernard Benyon. 
William Warre. 
Richard Hunt. 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 185 

FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711 

At a Consultation 
Present 
Edward Harrison Esa K . Gov R . & President. Thursday 

Thomas Frederick. Henry Davenpokt. 20th. 

William Martin. Edward Bulkley. 

William Jennings. Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. Bichard Hunt. 

The Warehousekeeper demanded to deliver in a list of all goods embaled wbat Warehouse- 
there is in the Godown ready to sort & what in the washers and beaters hands. demanded to 

deliver iD a 
list of all 
goods 
embaled. 

The President reads a private letter from Mr. Piaworth dated the 15th instant £ private 
advising that he had one hundred and fifty bales ready and did not doubt but to Mr. S Ra worth. 
make them up three hundred by the 1st of January. 

The great want of rain in this latter Season of the year having destroy'd all the Want of ram 
crop of grain in these parts and made the people in the Country round about us stoneTeiaat 
apprehensive of a very great scarcity, no paddy has been brought into Town these soamtyof 
last three days, and those that have store by them in their godowns, are unwilling to gram ' 
sell at the present price of seventeen mercall to a pagoda, if we should raise the 
price when the boats come in from the Northward it would be a hard matter to bring 
it down again. 

Agreed therefore to sell out all the Companys rice by the Averilla and what ah the 
else we had before daily to the poor people at two and three fanams worth each, rice by the 
which will supply them for a few days till the boats may arrive and then there is no ^ ve> ?i la t0 
fear but the Merchants will bring the paddy in from the Country at the present 
price which is dear enough. 

A Cowl sign'd and deliver'd to Nalla Mutta &c a . for a peice of ground to plant A Cowl 

with lime trees for the use of this Citty. Naiiaiiutta. 

Another Cowl sign'd and deliver'd to Poncolo Kistna for farming the measuring a Cowl 

duty upon grain, both the said Cowls are as enter'd after this Consultation. PonooTo d 

Kistna. 

Mr. Shingle petitions to go for England on the Averilla, as enter'd after this ^J^gfe 
Consultation, which was taken into consideration and debated. leave to 

embarque 
for England. 

It appears to us upon a very strict examination that Mr. Shingle has no money No effects of 
nor effects in these parts except what is already under arrest upon the Coast of to r be fo l Jif d e9 
Sumatra. 

Likewise Mr. Jeremiah Harrison, our late Super Vizor of the West Coast, 
declar'd to this Board at his return that he had seiz'd upon ail he could find belong- 
ing to bim and upon stating his Account Currant with the Company in which the 
said Mr. Harrison had charg'd him for as much as he could any waves find him 
indebted to them Mr. Shingle appears to be a debtor only five hundred Seventy six 
pagodas nine fanams thirteen Cash, which there are severall good debts upon the 
West Coast to make good, and further the Surgeons of this Garrison acquainting us 
that he is in a very bad state of health and likely to perish here unless we permit 
him to go off from the shore, 

We have upon the foregoing consideration the greater of which is that we must 
maintain him at the Companys Charge without any prospect or benefit from him 
1711-47 



186 Records of Fort St. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711- 



Agreeed to lett him take his passage on the Averilla giving an obligation to 
make his appearance before our Hon ble . Masters in Eogland if requir'd within ten 
dayes next after his arrival!. 

Edw d . Harrison. 

Thomas Frederick. 

Henry Davenport. 

William Martin. 

Edward Bolkley. 

William Jennings. 

Bernard Benyon. 

William Warre. 

Richard Hunt. 

Reeeiv"d a generall letter from the Generall and Council of Bombay Dated the 
9th Novem r . advising us with the bad news of Twenty Chests of the R'. Hon ble . 
Companys Treasure being taken on Ship Dutchess. 

Beceiv'd a Generall letter from Mr. Robert Addams Cheif of Callicutt dated 
the ]8th of Novem r . advising that on the 13th of the said month the Dutch prize 
(who sail'd from Pondieherry in October last) arriv'd in that road and sail'd the 
15th in order to Join her Companions who were then off Vengelore and as 'tis said 
design Shortly for Moco. 

Receiv'd a Generall Letter from the Cheif & Council of Anjengo dated the 
23d November advising us that on the 7th of said mouth the Dutch prize pass'd by 
that Port. 

Receiv'd a Generall letter from Mr. James Collinson Super Vizor of Ship 
William from Cochin dated the 28th of Novem r . advising that the Dutch prize had 
cruiz'd off that Port the 9th and 10th of said month but on the 14th weigtrd and 
st od to the Northward. 

A Cowl granted by Edward Harrison Esq,". Govern", of Fort St. George & 

ClTTY OF MADRASSAPATAM AND PRESIDENT FOR AFFAIRS OF THE R T . Hon ble . 

United Company of Merchants of England trading to the East Indies. 

Whereas the above named Nalla Mutta Chineapa & Tondua Moortee did on the 
1st of July 1708 agree with Colloway and Vincattee Chittee to rent two peices of 
ground, Yizt. one at Querka Puttra within the precincts of the Village of Tandore 
the river running to the West a peice of sandy ground lying to the N°. Talliar 
Andees house Scituated to the East and Taggapa Naigues rented ground lying to 
the Southward which said peice of ground measur'd by a twelve foot pole contains 
three thousand eight hundred and fifty guntars. The other peice of ground is taken 
out of the sandy ground lying to the northward and containing five thousand seven 
hundred and seventy five guntas both peices together making nine thousand six 
hundred twenty five guntas, which said two peices of ground they are to possess for 
the space of ten years with a Tank for watering the Garden and severall other 
conveniencies mention'd in a paper sign'd by the said Colloway and Yineattee 
Chittee dated the 1st of July 1708 paying to them the summ of fifty four pagodas per 
annum. 

And now Whereas you Nalla Mutta Chineapa and Gruapa have appear'd before 
us desiring a grant of the aforesaid ground for ten years more after the term of years 
mention'd in your lease under Colloway and Vincattee Chittee shall be expir'd, for 
which you are willing to pay the annual rent of Seventy pagodas withall do oblige 
your selves to plant the said ground with lime and lemmon Trees for the use of this 
Citt3 T . We have in consideration of the aforegoing premises devis'd granted and 
lett to farm the aforesaid peices of ground with all the hedges fences inclosures and 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 187 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711- 



all other appurtenances belonging thereto as mention'd in Colloway and Vincattee 
Chittys lease to you Nalla Mutta Chineapa and Tondua Moortee and your heirs for 
ten years next eusuing after the expiration of ten years mention'd in the aforesaid 
lease of Colloway and Vincattee Chitty which ends the last of June Anno 1718 that 
is to say from the 1st of July 1708 to hold and enjoy the same paying into the 
R'. Hon ble . Companys Cash the aforesaid rent of Seventy pag\ per annum at two 
severall payments, Vizt. on the primo January one payment, and the primo July 
the other payment, obliging yourselves to plant at least five hundred lime trees 
and lemon trees and to cultivate them well for the furnishing this City with their 
produce. Dated in Fort St. George this 20th day of December 1711. 

Wittness Nalla Mtjtta L S 

J. Smart, Chineapa L S 

Sec r y. Gruapa L S 

A Cowl granted by Edward Harrison Esq,*. Gov r . of Port St. George and City 
op madrassapatam and president for affairs of the r t . hon 51 * . united 
Company of Merchants of England Trading to the East Indies &c a . Council 

TO PONCOLO KlSTNA. 

We do hereby Constitute and appoint you Poncolo Kistna farmer of the L S 
measuring duty upon grain and you have full power to measure all Eiee, paddy, 
wheat, all sorts of grain and all seeds at the Banksaul Sea side or elsewhere in this 
City of Madrass taking great care that there be no complaints from the marketts, 
Merchants, or otherwise of the want of a sufficient number of people to do the busi- 
ness, and for your hyre and trouble of the same we have thought fitting to establish 
the following duty on all grain so measur'd by you. 

1st. On every garce of rice, paddy, &c a . grain aforemention'd you shall 
measure, you are to receive two fanams of the Seller. 

2. And whereas you formerly receiv'd measuring duty for every pagodas worth 
of grain aforesaid, one handfull of said grain from the buyer, we have now made a 
measure of the same which you are to receive your duty from the buyer and no other- 
waves. 

3. You are hereby order'd to be very diligent in discharge of your trust and 
to be carefull that there be no complaints against you for your infidelity in discharge 
of your duty which whenever prov'd upon you, you shall be fin'd and forfeit this 
Cowl or otherwise punish'd as the Gov 1 ', and Council shall think fitt. 

4. You shall enjoy the benefitt of this Cowl during the term of five years pay- 
ing the R\ Hon ble . United English East India Company the Summ of eight hundred 
and Twenty pagodas per annum at six equal payments to commence from this 
Twelfth day of December one thousand seven hundred and eleven. But if it appears 
to us that you behave your self unfaithfully in any respect in your employ in so 
much tbat your proceedings are grievous to the Inhabitants or any wayes preju- 
dicial! to the Comp as . affairs that then we do reserve to ourselves and successors 
power to revoke and null this Cowl, and we do hereby forbid any other person or 
persons whatever to be measurers in this Citty but such as shall be appointed by 
you and if any other person shall presume to act contrary to this Cowl he shall be 
fin'd and punish'd at the pleasure of the Gov r . and Council. Dated in Port St. 
George this twelfth day of December one thousand Seven hundred and Eleven. 

Wittness Ponoolo Kistna. L S 

J. Smart, 
8ee n . 

1711—48 



183 



Records of Fort St. George 



FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711 

To the Hon bl1! . Edw d . Harbison Esq/. 

President & Gov E . for all the Eokoes and affairs of the 

English Nation &c\ Council of Port St. George. 

Hon ble . S K . &c\ 

The Averilla being now arriv'd and suddainly to be dispatch'd for Europe 
obliges me to reitterate my request that I may be permitted to take a passage thereon 
begging your Hon 1 '. &e a . would please to take into your serious consideration the 
contin'iall imparation of my health and loss of time together [with] my unhappy 
circumstances attending the same all which renders me uncapable of any means 
whereby to subsist, most humbly entreating you'd please to pardon this trouble begg 
leave to subscribe my self. 

Madbass Your Hon r . &c as . most humble Serv*. 

Dec*. 20th 1711. Rich". Shingle. 

Transcribed per John Emmerson. 



List of persons in the Service of the E t . Hon b1e . English East India 

Company in Fort St. George and places on the Coast of 

Choromondell. 



Edward Harrison Esq 1 ". Gov r . & President 



Thomas Frederick Accomptant 
Henry Davenport Warehousekeeper ... 
William Martin Sea Customer 
Edward Bulkley Paymaster ... 
"William Jennings Land Customer ... 
Bernard Benyon Storekeeper ... 
William Warre Receiver of Quit rents 
Richard Hunt Assist 1 , to the Aceomp*. 



Arrival in India. 


Present 
degree. 


Salar 


July 11th 1711 


Governor .. 


. ^200 




Gratuity 


. 100 


March 28th 1702 ... 


2d Council .. 


. 100 


j> 


3d ditto .. 


70 


,, 


4th ditto .. 


50 


>! >> 


5 th ditto .. 


40 


. 


6th ditto . 


40 


» >; 


7th ditto .. 


40 




8th ditto .. 


40 


July 16th 1688 ... 


9th ditto .. 


40 



Junior Merchants. 



Smart Secretary 



Richard Horden Under Searcher at Sea Gate. 

Thomas Cooke Receiver 

John Legg Register of Mayors Court 

Jeremiah Whichcote 

Thomas Woodward under the Accomptant ... 

Randall Fowke under the Sec r r 

Josiah Cooke under Land Customer ... 
Alexander Bennett Steward ... 

John Mason Eegister at Sea Gate 

Abel Langelier under the Paymaster 

Edward Cook under the Warehousekeeper ... 

Humphrey Holcombe ... 

Nathaniel Turner under the President 

Fleet Aynsworth under the Accomptant 

John Emmerson under the Secretary 

John Perry Ditto 

John Morgan Ditto 

Thomas Wilford Ditto 

Augustus Burton under the Accomptant 

Simon Holcombe 

Richard Benyon under the Storekeeper 

William Bonridge under the Secretary 

ElishaEllill 



March 28th 1702 .. 




30 




Gratuity 


10 


,, n 


ditto' 


30 


Sept. 9th 1702 


ditto 


30 


Jan. 13, 1708-9 .. 


. Factor 


15 


October 6th 1709 .. 


d°. 


15 


July 6th 1710 


ditto 


15 


July 11th 1711 


ditto 


15 


,, ,, 


Writer 


5 


July 18th 1707 .. 


d°. 


5 


August 3d 1707 .. 


ditto 


5 


» >> 


ditto 


5 


Jan. 18, 1708-9 .. 


ditto 


5 


Feb r r. 12, 1708-9 .. 


ditto 


5 


Feb r >\ 18, 1708-9 .. 


ditto 


5 


Sept. 17, 1709 


ditto 


5 


j, 


ditto 


5 




ditto 


5 


, ); 


ditto 


5 




ditto 


5 


>] » 


ditto 


5 


> >> 


ditto 


5 


July 6th 1710 


ditto 


5 


July 11th 1710 .. 


ditto 


5 


April 2d 1711 


. ditto 


5 



Diary and Consultation Book, 1711 



189 



— FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711 



Robert Brookes 

Cornelius Moll ... 

John Turton under the Secretary 

Eiehard Bourchier 

Styleman Gostlin under the Secretary 

George Woolaston 

Benjamin Russell under Warehousekeeper 

John Withers 

George Lewis Minister 
Thomas Robson "l Su ons 
Anthony feupplee J ° 
Francis Cooke 
John Cooke 



Akbival in 


India. 


Pkesent 


Salaei 






DEGREE. 


April 2d 17: 


11 


Writer 


£5 


April 23d L 


ru 


ditto 


5 


Julv 11th V, 


r n 


ditto 


5 


)• 




ditto 


5 






ditto 


5 


>) j) 




ditto 


5 






ditto 


5 


,, ,, 




ditto 


5 



> Assay 



Masters 



At Fort St. David. 



Robert Baworth Esq r . Deputy 


Governor 


Dep^. Gov r . 


100 


Richard Farmer 


, Jan r y. 18th 1708-9 . 2d~Council ... 


40 


John Berlue 


, ,, 


... 3d ditto ... 


40 


Richard Harrison 


June 21, 1701 


... 4th ditto .., 


40 


Philip Baker 


,i 


... 5th ditto ... 


30 


Matthew Weld 


..." June 16, 1701 


... Hh ditto .. 


30 


Henry Cottrell 


„ „ 


... 7th ditto .. 


30 


Thomas Gray 


Jan r r. 18, 1708- 


-9 ... Writer 


5 


Joseph Houghton 


,, „ 


d itto 


5 


George Wathup 


July 11th 1710 


ditto 


5 


John Smith 


,, ,, 


ditto 


5 


John Jolly Surgeon. 


At Vizagapatam. 






Francis Hastings Esq r . 


June 16, 1701 


... Chief 


40 


Robert Cranw ell 


i> )> 


... 2d Council .. 


40 


Thomas Faucett 


,, 


... 3d Council. 


[lacuna] 


William Harris 


... Sept. 17,1709 


... Writer 


5 


Richard Smith 


WlDDOWS. 


ditto 


5 


Anne Brabourn. 


Cornelia Bugden. 


Anne Hunt. 




Mary Chardin. 


Gratia Griffith. 


Ireconima Dupoiva. 




Anne Fouquett. 


Anne Ingram. 


Elizabeth Empson. 




Elizabeth Caryl. 


Mary Cooper. 


Ruth Harrison. 




Margery Heathfeild. 


Ursula Oneal. 


Mary Fleetwood. 




Sarah How. 


Mary Ramsden. 


Mary Channel. 





Mary Dubois. 
Penelope Mead. 



Mary Laeey. 
Mary Edwards 



Elizabeth Brown. 
Grace Bach. 
Frances Botherum. 
Hannah Seaton. 
Mnry Seaton. 
Mary Smith. 
Katherine Crooke. 



Charles Boon. 
William How m d . E. W. 
Samuel Glover. 
Thomas Plumb m d . C. 
Edward Barkham. 
Thomas Way m d . E. W. 



YorNG Women tjnmaerie 

Constantia Fish. 
Martha Empson. 
Mary Hart. 
Elizabeth Bywater. 
Mary Gifford. 
Mary Rogers. 
Mary Potter. 

Feeemen. 

John Brough. 
Henry Jolly. 
Peter D Pomare. 
James Sowdon. 
John Moubert. 
Lewis Madera. 



Esther How. 
Dulcibella Bear. 
Frances Bear. 
Margarett Hemming. 
Anne Mav. 
Mary Halcey. 



Manuel D Almanda. 
Henry Sherlev Esq 1- . 
Thomas Theobald. 
Henry La Potre. 
Thomas Bulkley. 



190 



Records of Fort. St. George 



■FORT ST. GEORGE, DECEMBER 1711- 



Sea Fairing men not Constant Inhabitants. 



John Scatfcergood m d . B. W. 

George Heron. 

Osmond Beavoir. 

John Davenport. 

St. John Bennett. 

Charles Boddam. 

Hildebrand Allington. 

Samuel Hart. 

Edward Bell. 

Arran Jones. 

William Weld. 

John Ba worth. 

Christopher Craddock m d . E. W, 

George Penrudock. 

John Cockroft. 

George Weoly m d . E. W. 

Thomas Gaywood m d . C. 

Lawrence Parker. 

William Bidgely. 

Peter Curganven. 

William Livesay. 

Benjamin Henning m d . Casteez. 

Samuel Butcher m d . ditto. 

Thomas Morris. 

Edward Jones. 

Abraham Bennett. 



Josias Berners m d E. W. 

Timothy Wittwrong. 

Elihu Trenchfeild. 

William Wathen m d . Casteez. 

John Oldham. 

Thomas Gerrard. 

Abraham Dawse. 

John Jones m d . E. W. 

Charles De La Force m d . E. W. 

Peter Walraven m d . ditto. 

.Robert Harriott m d . ditto. 

Bobert Barefoot. 

Peter Griffith. 

James Collinson m d . E. W. 

Matthew Wood m d . Casteez. 

Michael Gray. 

John Powney m d . Musteez. 

William Warren. 

Thomas Punt. 

William Franks. 

Edmund Bugden m d . Casteez. 

Henry Griffith m d . ditto. 

John Buntanell m d , ditto. 

Thomas Greenhaugh m d . E. W. 

Bichard Smith. 



INDEX 



PAGE I 



B — cont. 



Abbid Cawne, see Habib Cawne 


Baroon, John 




114 


Abdull Cawdir 


33 


Barrow, Moses 




133 


Abdull Fazseer Caun 


101 


Barrow, Capt. 




30 


Abdull Fuzzill [Hagib Cawne] 


55 


Bassing, Johannes .. 




... 144, 155 


Abendana, Isaac 


... 126,144 


Batavia ... 8, 


102. 113 


118, 121, 124, 


Abendana, Rachel [Eachaell] 


... 132, 133, 




137,167 


, 168, 170, 184 




144, 147 


Batticalao [Batticalas" 


... 


30 


Acheen [A chin J 


... 7, 15, 73 


Baugus, Edward 




177 


Addams [Adams], Mr. 


51, 78, 79 


Bear, Dulcibella 




189 


Addams, Robert 


186 


Bear, Frances 




189 


Addison, Gulston ... 6,40,42,14*; ; 


Beauvoir [Beavoir], O 


smond 


... 32, 33, 


Aga Oarreim 


... 23,73 






36, 190 


Aga Jee Nassure 


... 25, 26 


Bell, Edward 




.. 28, 190 


Aga Mookeem 


53, 55, 56 


Bencoolen 


90,120 


, 124, 132, 142 


Aga Nuree ... 


51 


Bengali ... 2, 5, 


h 10, 11 


13, 14, 18, 20, 


Aga Pery [Auga Pera] 


67, 163, 164, 






21, 24 passim. 




166,180 


Bennett, Abraham .. 




190 


Alberto, John 


74 


Bennett [Bennet], Alexander 


8,71, 


Allea Vaudee 


177 


137, 


165,166 


, 167, 168, 188 


Alleboy 


143 


Bennet, S r . John 




.. 113, 190 


Allee Mahomud 


46 


Benyon, Bernard 


17J77 


, 79, 81, 82, 83 


Allington, Hildebrand 


... 7, 190 






passim. 


Amadee iSavauee 


49 


Benyon, Richard 




... 96,188 


Amoy [Emoy] 


41 


Bergen 




58 


Aridapa 


49 


Berlu, John 


52, 


53, 69, 83, 189 


Andee, Talliar 


186 


Berriman, Robert 




67 


Anjengo ... 2,4,5,38 


143, 155, 186 


Berners, Josias 




190 


Annalston, John 


145 


Betty 




... 51,59 


Annapurna 


51 


Beverton, John 




55 


Annomojee Puntulo 


173 


Bird, Thomas 




f>5 


Areott 


59 


Birdon, Edward 




135 


Areapa Braminy 


158 


Bisse, Mr. 




... 78,79 


Arlond, Capt. Edward 


... 50,113 


Blacon, Capt. 




155 


Arnvutta Pilla 


... 174, 175 


Blount, Sanmell 




38 


Atkinson, Robert 


12, 37, 112 


Boan Novis [Boon Novis] 


... 22, 60 


Attrup. Myn Heer 


... 109, 111 


Boddam, Capt. Charles 




113, 126, 129, 


Aurenyzeb ... 76, 77, 


78, 79, 80, 81, 






190 


83, 86, 98 


100, 114, 125 


Bombay ... 4,38, 


69, 120, 


123, 124, 128, 


Auturn Beeg 


9 






130, 186 


Ava 


22 


Bomipollam ... 




153 


Avarilla [Averilla] 


76, 77, 79, 80, 


B'imrepa 




33 


81, 83, 84, 86 92, 97, 98, 


100, 108, 110, 


Boon Via go ... 




116 


114, 140, 143, 144, 178, 182, 


183, 184, 185, 
186, 18" 


Boone [Boon], Charles 




48, 145, 148, 
149, 189 


Ayapa Chittee 


177 


Bonrcbier, Richard 




189 


Aynsworth, Fleet 


188 


Bouridge, William ... 




188 


Azemoodeen (Prince) 


... 53, 55 


Bouverie [Des Bouverie, Desbuverie, 


B 




Boverie~\ ... 


9,10, 


11, 13, 14,21, 




23, 24, 25, 26, 27 


28, 29, 


39, 49, 65, 83, 


Bach, Grace 


189 


84, 85, 86, 89, 92, 


98, 100, 


101, 102, 103, 


Backster, Christopher 


135 




104, 107 


108, 114, 129 


Baileur, John Baptista 


40 


Brabourn, Anne 




189 


Bailie [Bay ley], John 


143. 156, 157 


Brabourne, Mr. 




... 43,46 


Baily, William 


155 


Brand, George 




178 


Baker, Philip 


53, 69, 189 


Bray, William 




55 


Ballasore 49, 


112, 161, 184 


Brooks, Mr. (ensign) 




143 


Ball Chitty, Naira [Niranhj 


... 73, 142 


Brooks, Robert 




... 171, 189 


Ball Chitty, Pillaw Pollam 


73 


Brough, John 




189 


Baptista, John 


46 


Brown, John 




157 


Barker, Charles 


114 


Browne, Elizabeth ... 


16, 17, :. 19 i v.: 


Barkham. Edward 


189 


Buck, John 




H7 


Barly, David 


55 


Bugden, Charles 




170 


1711—48 











192 



B — cant. 



Bugden, Cornelia 
Bugden, Edmund 
Bulkley, Edward 

Bulkley, Thomas 
Bulteel, John 
Buntanell, John 
Burnell, John 
Burton, Augustus... 
Butcher. Capt. Samuel, 
By water, Elizabeth ... 



51,78,79, 190 

1-8 

passim. 

18!) 

84 

190 

120 

... 87, 188 

98, 115,190 

189 



118 
55,56, 115 
35, 155, 186 
30 
... 37, 46 
54 
51, 78, 79 
Canaryes ... ... ... ... 54 

Canterbury 100 

Canton " 43,48 

Cape Bon Esperance, [Hope, the 

Cape] ... 54,55,90,96,138,140 

Oareem Macow, ... ... ... 59 

Carreim ... .. ... ... 23,73 



Cagaria 

Calcutta [Calcutta] 

Calicut [Callicutt, Callicutte 

Callatee 

Callinga 

Calsony, Henry 

Calvert 



Caryl, Elizabeth 

Cassimbuzzar 

Cavideen Mecca 

Cawderee Macow 

Cawdtr Bux (sloop) ... 

Cawne Bahawdir [Cawn Bahawder] 



189 
137 
131 
59 
56 
21,41, 
56, 150 

Ceylon [Zeloan, Zeiloan] ... 20, 97, 116 

Chadsley, Richard ... 5, 34, 41, 67, 68, 87 
Channel, Mary ... ... ... 189 

Chaquett, Frederick 40 

Chardin, Mary 189 

China, 6, 33, 42, 43, 45, 46, 50, 56, 59, 60, 66 
Chinapatam .., ... 110 

Chindadre 27,28,73,76 

Chineapa 186, 187 

Chingee [Chingie, Chingy] 23, 3'.', 77, 79, 

84, 105, 107,134, 141, 143, 149, 150, 152, 

174, 175 

Chinnatombee Muddelaree ... ... 56 



Chitty [Chittee], Josiah 
Choromandell Coast, the, 



... 51,78,79,183 

54, 76, 77, 133, 135, 

146, 188 



Christian (sloop) 9 

Clapham, Capt. Thomas 129, 132, 135, 139 

Clark, Abraham 117 

Clink, John ... ... ... ... 55 

Cobb 10 

Cochin ... 42, 44, 45, 62, 123, 186 

Cockroft, Capt. John ... 56, 66, 190 

Coja Awannes [Ovannes] 



Coja Hallee 
Coja Simon 
Coja Zacara 
Coldy, Benj 
Collinsc 



70, 163, 164, 166, 
180 

9 

15,22,41 

20 

55 

50, 113,128, 186,190 



C — cont. 

Colloway Chitty, [Chittee], 27, 36, 42, 61, 73 

74, 75, 80, 83, 91, 94, 95, 109, 110, 111, 

112, 138,139, 144, 163, 180, 186, 187 

Colt, Oliver 42, 43, 47, 48, 58, 122, 123 

Columbo 128 

Comins, Francis ... ... ... 54 

CoTiiodant ... ... ... ... 7 

Concord 50, 113 

Conjateram ... ... ... ... 59 

Coningsby (Lord) ... 173 
Connappa [Conapa, Cornapa] Chitty 9, 73, 
111,121,163 
170 

72^74, 7*6* 89,95, 126, 189 

76, 126, 189 

188 

74,188 

... 189 

56 

10, 16, 



Cooke, Capt. 
Cooke, Edward 
Cooke, Francis 
Cooke, John 
Cooke, Josiah 
Cooke, Thomas 
Cooper, Mary 

Cornatta, the, 

Cornwall [Cornewall], Capt. Henry, 

17, 18, 20, 27," 30, 35, 36, 47,' 56, 58, 80, 

84, 85 

Coronattum [Corromuttum] .. 149, 150 

Corty, Timothy 55 

Cottrell [Cotterell], Charles ...53, 69, 84 

Cottrell, Henry 189 

Cottrell. John 182 

Courtney, Capt. ... ... ... 143 

Coventry, Capt 105,106,143 

Cradock, Capt. Christopher 38, 104, 108, 190 



Cranwell, Robert 
Crooke, Catherine 
Crop, Mr. 
Cruz, Antonio 
Cuddal 



Culliford, Richard 

Curganven, Peter 



Dalglaish, Capt 

D Almanda, Manuel 

Dannelson, Henry ... 

Darby 

Darling (gaily) 
Darhioutti ... 76, 77, 
86, 87, 9e 
Davenport, Henry, 33, 34. 
66, 67,' 
Davenport, John 
Davenport, Richard 
Davis [Dawis], James 
Dawse, Abraham 
De Conia, Franoisco ... 
De Paiva, Manuel ... 
De Rosairo, Manuell 
De Rosairo, Paul 
De Saa, Padre Paulo... 
De Saudee, Antonio ... 
Deane [Dean], William 
Deas, John ... 
De Coningsby, Ferdinand.., 
Dehly 

Delaal Cawn [Delel Cawn] 
De La Force, Charles 



114, 189 
189 

119 

49,71 

23,58, 101,102, 117, 121, 122 
160, 174 



97 
190 



38, 71 

189 
55 

'.'.'. 102, 184 

35, 36 

78, 80, 81, 83, 84, 
, 98, 100, 114, 125 
37, 42, 43, 46, 65, 
77, 79, 81, passim 

190 

75,76 

93,95 

190 

139 

32 

58 

48 

23 

48 

... 74,86 

73 

173 

145 

98, 99, 100 
59, 190 



193 



D — cont. 

Delapie, John 

Denmark 

D [e] Sylva, Manuel 

Dewland, Mall : 

Diana (ketch) 

Dius, John 

Dixon, Mr. (ensign) 

Dixon, William 

Dolben 

Dowed Cawne [Doud Cawn] 

D Pomare, Peter 

Dubois, Mary 

Dummer, Peter 

Dupoiva, Jeronima [Ireconima] 

Dutchess ... _ ... 155, 159, 162, 170 

Dutton, Mr. (ensign) ' ... 



160, 



...11,65 

... 30. 

100, 114, 

... 31, 



East Indies, the 

Edwards, Mary 
Egmore [Eggmore, Tegmore] 
53, 59, 66, 72, 86, 94, 109, 

Elahee 

Elizabeth (galley) 

Elizabeth . 

Eilill, Elisha 

Ellingsworth, Tempest 
Emmerson, John 

Empson, Elizabeth 

Empson, Martha 

Empson, Mathew 
Endeavour (sloop) ... 
England ... 1, 2, 9, 16, 



Erlepa [Erlapa] 

Esbiek, John . . . 

Esne 

Essex ... 
Eston, William 
Etricke, Anthony 



5,16, 



Eugene 
Europe 



... 11, 48,55,77 
95,96, 



Europe 

Evans, Charles 



1, 33, 186, 187 

189 

... 16, 42, 

110, 121, 125, 

139, 144 

20 

... 121,132 

... 56, 66 

188 

... 38,41 

188 

189 

189 

75, 83, 91, 94 

13 

17, 18,19, 32, 

34 passim 

31,47, 59,72, 

121, 158 

54 

116 

... 119,132 

... 107,115 

104 

... 30,48 

88, 90, 91, 92, 

97, 100 passim. 

10, 49,67 

55 



Fareira, Andrew 52 

Farmer, Kichard ... 42, 52, 63, 69, 122, 
142, 143, 159, 189 

Farquere, James 42 

Faucet rFaucettl Thomas .. 9,35,36,51, 
59, 64, 65, 165, 189 



Feilding, Henry 
Ferrero, Manual 
Fish, Constantia 
Fleet (friggat) 
Fleetwood, Edward 
Fleetwood, Mary 
Foquet, [Fouquett], 

Foquett, John 
Forster, Nicholas 
Fort St. David 



Anne 



54 

155 

189 

43 

32, 33, 36, 83, 171 

189 

... 16, 17, 18, 19, 
189 

170 

55 

1,*4, 5,6,9, 11, 12, 

14, 15, passim 



F — cont. 



Fort St. George 


2, 3, 4 


, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 
1 1 , piassim 


Fort William 




51, 78, 79 


Fowke, Randall 




188 


Franco, Abraham de Moses 


50 


Franks, William 




190 


Fraser, William 




1 — 8 passim 


Frederick, Thomas ... 




1 — 8 passim 


Frederick 


2,8, 


4, 5, 9. 10, 75, 
76, 104 


Frederickison, Mr. ... 




129 


Freeman, Oapt. John 




71, 138, 140 


Fackerla [Fucherla], Cawne 


8, 37, 


38, 


40, 46, 


55, 66, 74, 156 


Fuller, William 




20 


Fullerton, Alexander 




... 144,145 


G 






Gallee... 2,5,7,8,35 


38, 39, 


49, 54, 55, 59, 
63, 64 


Ganjam 


9, 


38, 41, 67, 73 


Ganjam (gaily) 




68 


Gardiner, Capt. 




... 51, 62 


Gardner, William 




55 


Gatt, Andrew 




... 70,87 


Gatterell, Thomas 




55 


Gaywood, Capt. Thomas 




51,61,66,88, 




89, 104 


108, 115, 190 


Gea Latchme ,., 




... 56, 73 


(■Jerrard, Thomas 




190 


Gifford, Coventry 




17i 


Gifford, Mary 




189 


Glover, Samuel 




189 


Goa 62, 


70,155 


162, 164, 184 


Golcondah 




21, 56, 134 


Golcondah 




... 102,116 


Golden Court... 




22 


Golden Lyon 


il'Ve 


, 52, 123, 128, 
129 


Gombroon 


76 


107, 115, 129 


Good Hope (sloop) ... 




... 66,67 


Goodman, Capt. Samuel 




2, 5, 7, 8, 35, 


38, 39, 51, 53, 


541*59, 


63, 69, 70, 71 


Good Voyage See Zant Andre. 




Gopaulee Swamee \Gopaul Sicaumee~] 41, 73 


orostlin, Styleman 




189 



Gouge, David 
Gray, Charles 
Gray, Michael 
Gray, Thomas 
Great London ., 

Greenhaugh, Thomas 
Greenland, William .. 
Greyhound (sloop) 
Griffith, Gratia 
Griffith, Henry 
Griffith, Peter 



54 

42 

190 

84,118, 189 

126 

123, 131, 190 

55 

14, 17, 24 

189 

190 

190 



Gruapa 



12,57,67,75, 131,181, 



186, 
187 



Habib Cawne [Abbid Cawne]. 40, 43, 46 

Hagib Cawne see Abdull Fuzzill 

Halcey, Mary 189 

Hall, Mrs. ... ... 129 



194 



H — cont. 

Hallifax 5, 33, ?5, 36, 37, 39, 

42 43, 44, 47, 48, 62, 65, 66, 72,73, 75, 76, 

84', 85, 86, 98, 100, 101, 103, 114, 115, 118, | 

119, 122, 124, 127, 129, 132, 133, 135, 136, 

137,138,139,165 171 

Hamilton, Capt. Alexander ... 14, 34, 37, 42, 

45, 47, 60, 61, 62 



H — cont. 



Hunt, Richard 
Hurst, Capt. Robert .. 
Hurst, Capt. William 

Hussein 



Hannover 
Harbour, Jacob 
Harriot 

Harris, William 
Harrison, Cbristopber 



113, 129 

55 

... 38,67 

13, 129, 189 

36 



Harrison,' Edward 42, 76, 77, 79, 80, passim 
Harrison, Jeremiah [Jeremy] ... 1,7, 9, 
10. 36. 97, 104,"l21, 122, 128, 185 



Harrison, Matthew 
Harrison, Richard 
Harrison, Ruth 
Hart, Mary ... 
Hart, Capt. Samuel 
Hart', Wilfred 
Hastings, Francis 



Heathcote \HeaihcoV\ (ship), 



103 

189 

189 

189 

102, 190 

35, 36, 53. 56 

38, 156, 157, 176, 189 



42, 43, 58, 59 
77, 135, 136 

Heathfield, Margery 189 

Heaton, Mrs. ... 129 

Hebert, M. (Governor) ... ... 80 

Hedges, Mr.' 9,10,48,51,78,79 

Helmes, Her: 55 

Helmes Her : [James Peck] ... 54 

Hemming, Margarett 189 

Henning, Benjamin 19U 

Heron, George 190 

He wit, Richard 55 

Highlord, Zachariah 172 

Hiller, Joseph ... 47 

Hilton, Richard 55 

Hobbs, Benjamin ... 39, 65, 82, 84, 182 

Hodjee 

Hodjee Abdulla 
Hodjee Mahaude' 

Hodjee Nassaree 49 

Hodjee Salam ... ... ... 38 

Holcombe, Elizabeth ... . 74 

Holcombe, Simon ... 37,38,40,46,74,188 
Holecombe [Holcombe], Humphrey. 100, 188 
Hollander, Mick 



55 



1 — 8 passim 

... 183, 184 

11, 12, 14 

... 14,52 



Hcpe,Peirce .. 
Horden, Richard 

Horn, Gerrard 
Houghton, Joseph 
How, Esther ... 
How, Sarah ... 
How, Capt. William 
Howard, Thomas 
Hoivland 
Howson, Capt. 
Hoyle, Mr. ... 
Hudson, Henry 



Ibrahim, see King Ibrahim. 

Idaree 38 

Idaree Salamutt 62 

India ... ... 1, 2, 17, 26, 35, 119, 128, 188 

Indostan .. ... ... ... 134 

Industry 23, 30, 49 

Ingram, Anne ... ... ... 189 

Irshapa 46 

Isuph Cawne ... ... ... 56 

Iver, James ... ... ... ... 155 



Jaffnapatam ... ... 98, 100, 122, 128 

Jagganoicolum \_Jagganoiculu] ... 98, 100 

Jaggeir, the ... 

Jane 

Jehore 

Jennings, William 

Johan 

John and Elizabeth 

Johnson, Derrick 

Johnson, Juhn 

Jolly, Henry 

Jolly, John ... 

Jones, Arran ... 

Jones, Edward 

Jones, Capt. John 



5 a 

54 

7, 8, 9, 14, 67, 139 
141,188 

14.i 

189 

189 

189 

107, 115, 124, 126 

55 

78,79,170 

116 

119 
19, 33, 34, 35, 36, 39, 



UUbUU, XlliiiJ ... j.^- j ~«j w^j wj «"j ^* 

43 44 47, 49, 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, 75, 76, 81 
84, 85, 114, 115, 116, 122, 123, 124, 127, 
135, 136, 139 

Hugh, John 178 

Hugh, John George 100 

Hugonin TFrancis] 143 

Hunt, Anne 189 



Jones, Robert 

Jos/ah 

Jourdan, Daniel 

Judda 

Junk Ceylon ... 



Keble, Capt. William 

Kelsick, Capt. 
Kennedy, Richard ... 
Kepock [Kilpauk ?] 
Kilpatrick, Simon 
King Ibrahim \_Ibrahim~\ 

King William 
Kirk [Kirke] John ... 
Kirkbread, Thomas ... 
Kistna [Kistnama], 

[Poncolo] 

Kollava Cbitty 



Lacej , Mary . . . 

Lane, William 

Langeliar, Abel 

La Petre, Henry 

Laula 

Laula Deepsea 



56 
... 92, 97, 119, 121 
62 

1 — 8 passim 

164 

130 

117,118 

50,113 

1S9 

32,124,189 

63,190 

, 61, 66.88,89, 190 
11, 12, 21, 67, 116, 
190 
... 32,33,36,160 

45 

114 

131 

98,100 



68, 115, 123 

124, 130 

... 62,66 

55 

145 

.,, 60,176 

... 82,88 

92 

10 

... 117,118 

114 

Poncala 

.. 28, 32, 185, 187 

142 



189 
97 
186 
189 
173, 175 
174 



195 



L — cant. 

Laye, Koger 

Lee, Capt. 

Lee, "William or James 



107, 



Legg, John ... 25,26,112, 

Lewis, Kev. George ... 17, 18 

lewis, John .. 

Lewtes, John 

Lingana, Consium [Conchuru] 

Litchfeild 

Livesay, "William 

London 

Loodee Caun 

Love, Mr. 
Lovell, Thomas 
Loyall Cooke 
Luhorne, Capt. 



115, 

>74, 



PAGE 

42 

19 

115, 124, 

126 

126, 188 

112, 189 

54,129 

54 

88, 145 

19,48 

190 

77 

... 179,183 

... 78,79 

63, 112, 113, 129 

50 

101 



Macao 

Maohado, Joseph 
Mackennis, John 
Mackferly, Robert . 
Macknab, Duncan 
Madera, Lewis 
Madera Pilla 
Maddapollam 
Maddapollam 
Maddapollam (yatch) 

Madera 

Madras [Madrass] 



... 22, 49, 60, 71 

125 

55 

55 

157 

59,189 

120 

9, 35, 36, 51, 97 
49 

120 

54,55 

22, 27, 62, 90, 120, 



123, 126,' 127, 132, 146, 187, 188 



Madrassapatam 
Mahomed Yearbeague 
Mahmud Hussein 

Mahomud Causim 

Mahomuddee ... 
Mahomuddee (sloop) ... 

Mahomud Ruzzau 

Mahomud Sallee 

Mahomud Sherif 

Mahomud Yacob 
Makinny, Laughlin ... 
Malabar [Mallabar] coast, the 

Malacca [Mallacca], Straits of 

Maldives [Moldives] 

Mallaputta ... 

Malpapoy 

Malte 

Man, Edward 

Mangee oopang 

Manilha 

Mannch, Nichola 

Marshall, Mr. 

Martin, William 

Mary 

Mary (sloop) ... 

Mason, John 

Master, [Streynsham] (Agent) 
Mauritius 

Matthews, Sir George 
Maxwell, John 

May, Anne 

Mead, Penelope 
Meer Abdulla 
Meer Hussein 

1711—49 



186, 187 

145 

38 

14 

... 33, 46 

35 

56 

177 

71 

52 

133 

... 61, 68, 

70, 170 

... 7, 35, 

43, 49, 129 

82 

169 

42, 44, 45, 61, 62 

22 

.. 147, 152, 154 

174 

. 53, 72, 76, 126 

. 145, 148, 149 

42.43,45 



1 — 8, passim. 

49 

... 122,170 

... 74,188 

118 

90 

126 

42,44,45,47,61,62 
189 



52 



M— cant. 




Melique [Melliquel, Lewis . 
Mergue [Mergy, Merga"] 


60, 176, 184 


20, 108 


Mermaid [MairmaioC] 


132 


Messiah 


59 


Metchlepatam ... 9, 


13, 15, 16, 20, 21, 


24, 26, 27, 33, 


35, 36, 49 passim. 


Meverell, Capt. 


51,59 


Meverell, John 


177 


Meverell, Mrs. 


129 


Mills, John 


65 


Milton, (Padre) 


.. 161, 164, 171 


Mitchell, Richard ... 


36 


Moco, [Mocho] 


... 155, 186 


Mohabut Cawne 


105, 143 


Moll, Cornelius 


189 


Molly Wally, shoal of 
Molyneux, Francis ... 


122 


. 63, 65, 67, 69 


Montgomery, Samuel 


101 


Moratta Country, the 


77 


Moraud Cawne 


56 


Morgan, John 


188 


Morris, Thomas 


190 


Morton, David 


32 


Moubert, John 


189 


Moubert, Mr. 


6 



Mountague, Edmund 
Mount 



N 

Nalla Mutta ... 144, 180, 185, 186, 187 

Narran, Hupullopo J 17 

Narran [Narrain], Kittee [Kitty]... 9, 21 
52, 56,73,76, 12 L 

Narso, Ponnagettee 87 

Nashee 120 

Necessity (brigantine) 14,15 

Negapatam ... 7, 16, 25, 30, 33, 51, 56, 58 
80, 82, 93, 95, 126, 127 

Nengurby 164 

Newnam [Newnham] Capt. Charles. 86, 87 
"1,90,91,92,114 



Ni 


22 


Nichola, Sen 1 ". 


35,70 


Nicks, John 


... 32,34,35,36 


Nicks, Mrs. Katherine 


88, 112 


Nightingall, Robert... 


133 


Nino chittee 


177 


Noden, Philip 


9, 13, 15, 16,20,21, 



24,26,33,35, 36, 49 passim. 

Norway 58 

Nos. Sen*, de Rosairo 49, 71 

Nowargee ... ... ... ... 41 

Noyell, William 143 



Oldham, Capt. John . 

Oneal, Ursula 

Orixa 

Overbeck, Keraught 

Oxford 



Padang 
Paddle. Joseph 
Padre Copang 



... 49, 


190 




18» 




77 




114 


37, 138, 


142 




53 


'.'.'. 116 


149 


... 149 


150 



196 



P — cont. 

Panoheco, Aaron 

Pandeshola Nellore ... 

Pareira, Padre Clement 

Parker, Lawrence 

Parriana [Parrianee, Perrianeel 

Mylapore ... 
Parsons, Thomas 
Partell, Jacob 
Patraus 



133 
23 
23 

190 



.. 37, 38, 70, 143 
116, 117, 118, 122 

55 

52 

92 

46 

51, 78, 79 
183 



65, 76, 87, 



188 

100, 103, 

120, 126 

131 

126 



Pattainoareik ... 
Pattee Mahaurup 
Pattle, Mr. ... 
Pattna 

Paupia (dubash) ... HI 

Payne, Thomas ... 5^ 

Pearl 23,98,100 

Pearo, David 42 

Peck, James, see Helmes 

Pedanague ... ... ... ... 159 

Pegu [Pegue] ••• 7, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23, 

33, 38, 41, 46, 49, 51, 55, 56, passim. 

Peirce, Bla: 55 

Peirce, Dud: , 55 

Peirson, Capt. 38 

Penrudock, George 190 

Perriane, see Parriana 
Perry, John ... 
Persia ... 60, 

Petros 

Phanestile, Andrew .. 

Phoenix 

Phrip, Capt. Richard 

Pice, Paul 

Pickering, Richard .. 

Pidu 

Pitt, Thomas ... 36, 40, 44, 58, 74, 94, 112, 

118, 136, 137, 151, 154, 156, 159, 163, 165, 
167, 170 
Plumbe, Capt. Thomas 

Pluymer, Mr. 

Point de Gallee, see Gallee. 

Point Palmeras 

Poireer, Gabriel 

Pombiapan 

Pondicherry [Pullicherry] ... 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10, 

1 1, 14, 16, 21 , 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 55, 73, 76, 
80, 127, 138, 145, 149, 170, 186 

Porto Novo 123,178 

Portsmouth ... 55 

Potter, Mary 189 

Powney, John 190 

President 51, 53, 57, 60, 63, 65, 

67, 68, 71, 72, 86, 90, 109, 138, 140 

Priaman ... 4, 20, 34, 53, 66, 72, 86, 109. 

125, 139, 147, 152 

Prichard, Peter ,. 40 

Prizland, Leonard 55 

Proby, Mr 63 

Pullicat [Pullieatt, Pollicat, Palli- 

catta] ... 7, 9, 14, 15, 16, 24, 25, 82, 

112, 147 
Pullicherry see Pondichery. 

Punneapa Muddalaree 177 

Punnee Cadave ... ... ... 30 

Punt, Thomas 190 



. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 

7, 8, 19, 71, 120 

32 

54 

... 60,73 



53, 104, 108 

' 171 

... 7,112 
145 
120 



Quedah 
Queen ... 
Querka Puttra 



Rahiman Cooly 
Rajamahendrum 

Rama Raya 

Ramaham Bux 
Ramanaidum 
Ramash Sharum 
Ramazalu 
Ramsden, Mary 
Ranganauta Razaue ... 
Raoul, Commodant ... 
Raworth (ketoh) 
Raworth, John 
Raworth, Robert, 
Raworth 
Raymond, Capt. Hugh 

25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30 
54, 88, 89, 

Razalee 

Razalu ... .... 

Razom Malleik 
Reading, Edward 
Recovery 
Resolution 
Richardson, Jo : 
Richardson, Phillip ... • 
Ridgely, William' ... 
Ridley, Matthew 
Rigby, Edward 
Rising Sun (smack) ... 
Roach, Capt. John ... 23. 
Roach, John ... 
Robert, Gabriel 
Robinson, Mr. 
Robson, Thomas 
Rogers, Mary 
Rogues River, the ... 
Roman Bux ... 
Rosairo, Augustin ... 
j Ross, Ambrose 
Rotherum, Frances ,.. 
Rudge, John ... 
Russell (gaily) 
Russell, Benjamin ... 
Russell, John 
Russell, Samuel 
Ruzzaulee 

S 



27, 35, 56 
43 
186 



40 

, 40 

23 

86 

9 

174 

30 

189 

23 

25 

7 

113,190 

1 — 8 passim. 

38, 39, 41 

... 2,9, 11,12,24, 

31, 32, 34, 37, 39, 

101, 102, 114, 123 

73 

46 

60, 73 

55 

18, 46, 143 
74 
55 
135 
190 
. 74, 104 
14, 16,24 
132, 139 
117, 143 
149 
9, 10, 71, 142, 153 

13 

68, 189 

189 

115,179 

47 

155 

55 

189 

70, 71, 72 
56 



13, 14, 



... 131, 
105, 106, 



9, 10, 51, 78, 79 
55 
62 



Sadatulla Cawne, Duan 

Sadrass [Sadrassapatam] 

Saibu Jeen 

St. Andrew ... 

St. Antonio (sloop) ... 

St. Austin ... ... 

St. Genevive ... 
St. George 



St. Helena 
St. M aloes 
St. Pedro 



... 110,160 

... 20,21 

49 

... 123,131 

15 

9,67 

20 

... 35,49, 50,52,53,54, 
57, 61, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 
69, 70, 96, 145 

101,138 

127 

70,73 



197 



S — cant. 

St Thoma ... 2, 83, 56, 57, 97, 98, 99, 100 
Salamut [Sallamuttee'] Ruzzati 

[Rasau, Russu] (sloop) ... 62, 85, 120 

Salamutt ... ... ... ... 41 

Santa Cruz 51,130 

Sarah and Esther 38,75 

Satisfaction 14,62 

Saunders, Thomas ... ... ... 76 

Scattergood, John 6. ltf, 18, 190 

iSeak Jee Baddall 24, 25, 26 

Beaton, Capt. Francis ... 63,77,108 

Seaton, Hannah ... ... ... )89 

Seaton, Mary 189 

Seid Jaffar ... ... ... ... 46 

Serapa, Cheeca ... 56, 57, 84, 160, 173 

Serope Sing [Surup Sing, Syrup 

Sing, Suroop fcing ] ... 14,80,84,110, 

134, 141, 142, 143, 150, 152, 153, 173, 

174, 175, 178 

Serra, Joshuah Gomez 50 

Shaalem, King 90 

Shannault [Shanno], Monsr. ... 25,27 

Shaw, Capt. ... ... ... ... 71 

Sheik Modena 59 

Sheldon, Mr. ... 51 

Sherborne [Sherborn, Sherbourn] ... 10 11 
12, 13, J 6, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 24, 27, 30 
31, 39, 80, 84, 85, 91, 97, 114, 122, 128 

Sherif Hussein 55 

Sherley, Henry 189 

Sheva Nague Kedee, [Yembollum 

Pander] 174 

Shingle, Richard 185,188 

Siam [Syam] 71, 164 

Simpon, Capt. 7 

Simpson, Richard ... ... ... 55 

Simpson, Thomas 55 

Singarya (ship) ... ... ... 56 

Skingle, Richard ... 5, 7, 8, 36, 119, 120, 

124, 127 

Smart, Joseph ... 25, 26, 74, 128, 187, 

188 

Smith, Henry , ... 118, 119 

Smith, John 189 

Smith, Mary 189 

Smith, Richard ... 190 

Smith, Richard 189, 190 

Snow [Slow'] (galliot) 70,87 

Somervile, Mr. (ensign) ... 105, 106, 143 

8owdon, James 189 

SpackmanM 1 ". 158 

Stacey, Capt. 101 

Staples, John ... ... ... 55 

Stevens, George 116 

Stevens, John 54 

Stewart, Thomas 67 

Stokes, Edward 55 

Stone, John ... ... ... 157 

Stretham (ship) 136 

Success (advice boat) ... 51, 52, 78 

Success (galley) ... 129, 130, 132, 138, 
139, 178 
Sulphaker Cawn, see Zulphacur Cawn. 
Sumatra see also West Coast ... 53, 76, 

77, 133, 185 

Sunapranda 22 

Sunca Rama [Suncah Ramah, Sunco Rama] 

61, 73, 138, 139, 145, 147 



S — cont. 

Sunda. Streights of 170 

Supply [Suply, Supplee], Anthony... 87, 107, 

Surat [Surratl ... 4, 38, 45, 56 59, 61, 

62, 63, 65, 103, 107, 130, 131 
Surup Sing, see Serope Sing. 

•Susannah 6, 10, 37, 42, 49 

Sweedell, Simon ' '55 

Sweepstakes fil ; 88, 89 

Sylva 7 6 

Symonds, Robert 38 



Tagarya ... ... ... 71 

Taggapa Naigue lh6 

TankerviU \ TanJcemUe] 86,87 

90, 112, 114,'l29 

Tenasseree [Tenasseryj ... 9, 23. 47, 52, 56 

Terry [Terrey], M r . ' ... ' 50, 78, 79 

Tevenapatam [Devnapatam] 102 117 

134, 173, 174 

Thamadiha 22 

Theobald, Thomas 189 

Theodora [Theodora] 35, 70 

Thomas ... ... ... ... 69 

Tippin, Thomas 55 

Toda Mulla 154 

Tomson, Thomas 87 

Tondore [Tandore] 117, 180, 186 

Tondua Moortee 186,187 

Tonqueen 59 

Tranquebar [Trincombarr, Trinquabar] 27, 49 

51, 52, 60, 61, 80, 82, 89, 90, 100, 109, 111, 

121, 126, 127, 128 

Trencbfeild, Elihu 190 

Trepopilore 174 

Trevendeporum [Trivindeparum] ... 149, 150, 

169 
Triblicane ... ... ... ... 71 

Trincomalee [Trincamalay] 30 

Trivelacane [Triplicane, Trivleeane] 97, 98, 
99, 117 

Turner, Nathaniel 188 

Turton,John 189 



Unity 



Valentine, George 

Vanbashaysen, John or Jacob 

Vanderduyn, Adam 

Vengelore 
Veragoo Reddee 

Vera, Ignatio 

Vincatachilum, Sunca 
Vincatrama 



55 

...116, 117, 

118 

62 

186 

175 

... 22,60 

142 

158 



Vincatty Chitty [Vincattee Chitteel, 36, 42, 73 

74, 75, 80, 108, 109, 110, 111, 112, 142, 144, 

152, 163, 180, 186, 187 

Vinkatasheron ... 9 



V — cont. 

Vinkettee Latchmee [ Vincatiy 

9, 52 

117, 122 

...7,8,11,13, 14,20,29, 
34, 87 passim 



inKeoiee 
Latchme] 

Viver, Capt. 

Vizagapatam 



W 



Wahup [Wathup], George 

Waldore 

Walraven, Peter 
Warre, Anne 
War re, Jane 
Warre, John 
Warre, William 
Warre, William (Junior) 
W arren , William 
Wathen, Capt. William 
Way, [Thomas] 

Webb, William 

Weld, Mathew 

Weld, William 

Weltd en, Anthony 

Wendey, Rev. James 
Weoly, George 
West Coast, the ... 19,3 
97, 1C4, 119, 121, 122,132 



h2 



189 

174 

190 

33,35 

32,35 

32,35 



32, 35 

... 32. 33, 36, 190 

75, 135, 190 

148, 156, 173, 183 

55 

.. 52,53,69,189 

190 

29,51,65 

17 

190 

, 57, 67, 69, 92, 
138, 139, 166, 
185 



Whichcote, Jeremy [Jeremiah] 
White Raven ... 
Wigmore, Mrs. 

Wildad Cawne 

Wilford, Thomas 

Wilkes, John 
William (brigantine) 
William. 



48, 188 

51,62 

129 

47 

188 

54 

74 

66, 123, 128, 130, 
186 



W— cont. 

William 

Williams, Robert 
Williams (ensign) 
Willkins, Moses 
Witchmere ... 
Withers, John 
Wittwrong, Timothy 
Wood, Capt. ... 
Woodville, Capt. Thomas . 
Woodward, Thomas ... 
Woolaston, George ... 
Woolley, Mr. 
Wright, Edward 
Wright, Richard 
Wright, Thomas 
Wyatt, Henry 



68 

55 

122, 149 

132 

174 

189 

190 

69, 190 

86 

158, 188 

189 

10O 

55 

101 

177 

120, 135 



Tale, Mr 129, 148 

Tellore 46 

Yembollum [Yembalum] '. 142, 143 

Yembollum Pander, see Sheva Nagne Redee, 

174 

York Fort [York] ... 8, 74, 104, 131, 132, 

139, 140 



Zant Andre [Good Voyage'] (ketch). 26 

Zeloan [Zeilon], see Ceylon. 
Ziegenback [Zingenback] Barthalomew, 

100, 109 

Zoudee Cawne 53,55,57 

Zxilphacur [Zulphackar, Sulphaker] Cawn, 

133, 134, 145, 179 






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